De Forville 2020 Barbera d'Alba DOC
Item Number: 16164
Sub Region: Langhe
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
Soil Type: Limestone-clay marls
Vineyard Notes: Barbera fruit is harvested by hand from vines in Barbaresco, Neive, and Alba, with most planted in the south-facing "Ca' Grosso" cru in Barbaresco. Trained in Guyot and planted at 4,500 vines/ha, vines average 30 years old.
Winemaking Notes: After total destemming, wine ferments spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks. Cuvaison lasts 10-14 days. Following spontaneous malolactic fermentation, the wine is blended and aged for 12 months in 50-60-hl neutral Slavonian oak botti.
Tasting Notes: Embracing Barbera's trademark high acidity, this is a perfect wine to pair with numerous traditional Piedmontese dishes. Its balance of deep color and anthocyanin, high acidity, and low tannin accompany notes of red cherry, raspberry, and spice.