Cascina delle Rose 2018 'Donna Elena' Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC

Cascina delle Rose 2018 'Donna Elena' Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC

Item Number: 14755

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Barbera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Vineyard Notes: Vineyards are situated in the Rio Sordo Valley in Barbaresco. 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 for about 23-25 days during the native yeast fermentation. The skins are submersed during fermentation via pump overs. Malolactic fermentation occurs. Wine is transferred and aged in large traditional Slavonian oak casks of 10-20 hectoliters for 20 months. It is not filtered or fined. Total sulfites (free and added) equal around 50 mg/l.

Tasting Notes: Bold and delicious, the 2018 Donna Elena Barbera opens with earthy aromas of mature black-skinned fruit, a balsamic vein and a whiff of game. The savory, full-bodied palate doles out juicy black cherry, blackberry and spices alongside bright acidity and refined tannins. Beautiful finesse, elegance and energy. Remarkable minerality with a long persistent finish.