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Silenzio Barbera d'Alba DOC

Type: Red
Category: Dry
Denomination: DOC

This superb wine is the typical Barbera which however undergoes a lengthy ageing in French oak casks (Allier and Vosges) and reflects the tradition of the aristocratic Piedmont wines. It is a strong, generous and full bodied wine. hints of black and red fruits, with notes of vanilla. On the palate the tannins integrate volume and softness.

Vine variety: 100% Barbera grown in town of Diano d'Alba in the province of Cuneo.

Soil: clayey and rich in iron.

Harvest: October

Yield per hectare:  7 tons of grapes equal to 50 Hectoliters of wine.

Wine making process: alcoholic and malolactic fermentation conducted with innovative techniques and carried out at a controlled temeprature

Evolution/Ageing: 4/6 months in stainless vats; 12 months in French oak  barriques, 4 months in bottle before selling

Technical features: Alcohol 14% by volume.

Tasting temperature: 18-20 degrees centigrade

Best served with: red meats, game and strong cheeses.

For best result open bottle one hour before drinking.