De Forville 2017 Barbera d'Alba DOC
Item Number: 11568
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(%): 14
Case Production: 750
Winemaker Notes: The DeForville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. Today the fifth generation is in place: Valter and Paolo Anfosso. In the early part of the twentieth century, the DeForvilles sold their wine in bulk directly to restaurants and to retailers who then bottled the wine. In 1940 the estate bottled its first wine and now virtually their entire production is bottled at the estate with annual output averaging 100,000 bottles.
Winemaking Notes: This wine is a blend of grapes harvested in parcels spread amongst the three communes of Barbaresco, Neive and Alba. Included as the primary source are grapes harvested in the cru “Ga’Grosso” in Barbaresco. The grapes are crushed and are then fermented in stainless steel for almost two weeks after which the wine is racked into oak barrels and “botti” for one year prior to bottling. The average age of the vines is 30 years.
Tasting Notes: The De Forville Barbera is a vibrant and full-bodied red. It is characterized by aromas of blackberry, jam, spice and toasted almond. On the pallet the wine is full and round with balanced acidity and freshness.