Cascina delle Rose 2014 'Donna Elena' Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC
Item Number: 11055
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Barbera d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Barbera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Total Acidity: 6.55 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Information: Vineyards are situated in the Comune of Barbaresco in the Rio Sordo Valley. They have an east exposure allowing the vines to receive sun until sunset. The vines were planted in 1997.
Winemaking Notes: The skins remain in contact with the must during the first fermentation for 16-18 days. The skins are submersed during fermentation via pump overs. Malolactic fermentation occurs. Wine is transferred and aged in traditional big Slavonian oak casks of 10-20 hectoliters for 18 months and for a period of time in bottle. It is not filtered or fined. Total sulfites (free and added) equal 50 mg/l.
Tasting Notes: The color is a deep and brilliant ruby red. The bouquet is complex: rose, cherry, plum, tobacco, dark chocolate, cinnamon, clove and a balsamic vein. Impressive finesse and elegance, Donna Elena Barbera has a nice tannic balance, bright acidity and remarkable minerality.