Barbera d' Alba - Viberti
Varietal: 100% Barbera Elevation: 400 mtrs
Appellation: D.O.C . Barbera d’ Alba Soli Type: Clay
Alcohol %: 14 Acidity: 6.3
Residual Sugar: 1.5 ph:
“La Gemella”, meaning twins, is named in honor of the winemaker’s mother, Maria, who is a twin and a lover of Barbera. She is the driving spirit behind the Viberti family.
Expressive floral tones of wild rose, fresh berries, and crushed mineral. The power and intensity of the bouquet is especially attractive and bold. The wine’s dark concentration within layers of blueberry and earth is perfectly balanced by those ethereal aromas
Aging: 8 months in French oak vats followed by 2 additional months in bottle.
Winemaking: After stalk removal and pressing, contact with the skins takes place in the roto-fermenter for 8-10 days. Malolactic fermentation then takes place in French oak vats at 20° C. The wine is transferred back into stainless steel tanks for 3-4 months.
Food Pairing : Serve with pasta primavera, pizza margherita, and grilled or roasted white meats
2015 91 pts Wine Spectator