Barbera d' Alba - Stefano Farina

Varietal: 100% Barbera                                       
levation: 150-400 m

Soil: Sandstone and clay

Appellation: Piemonte, Italy                             
Alcohol %:  14
Vintage:  2011

Tasting Notes:
This superb wine is the typical Barbera which however undergoes a lengthy ageing in French oak casks (Allier and Vosges) and reflects the tradition of the aristocratic Piedmont wines. It is a strong, generous and full bodied wine. Hints of black and red fruits, with notes of vanilla. On the palate the tannins integrate volume and softness.

4-6 months in stainless vats; 12 months in French oak barriques, 4 months in bottle before selling

Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation conducted with innovative techniques and carried out at a controlled temperature

Food Pairing:
Red meats, game and strong cheeses. Best if decanted for one hour minimum

Tasting Notes