2015 Elio Altare Barbera d'Alba

Year: 2015
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$18.95

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Winery Notes:
Intensely colored a dark ruby red, this Barbera's nose is characteristic of the grape: it is fine and elegant, with notes of blackberry and sweet spices. Clean, rich, and soft on the palate, it balances good tannins with lovely freshness and a long finish. An excellent pair for hors d'oeuvres, pasta dishes, and cured meats.

Fermentation in steel rotary fermentors with 4-5 days on the skins; maturation in used French barriques for 5-6 months.

Vineyard extension:
2.50

Blend:
Barbera - 100%

Vineyard age (year of planting):
1995, 1975

Soil type:
Calcarous-Clayey

Exposure:
South-East