Barbera Alba La Ginestra - Paolo Conterno

Varietal:  100% Barbera

Altitude: 300 – 400 mtr a.s.l.

Appellation: Barbera d’ Alba DOC                                Acidity : 6.5 g/l

Alcohol %: 13.5                                                        Dry Extract: 29 g/l                 

Soil: Mainly clayey and calcareous, providing ideal water retention.

Tasting Notes:
Dense ruby red with violet highlights; nose of dark violets and pressed red-berried fruit. Fresh and well-balanced on the palate, showing cherries and raspberries. Soft, warm entry; juicy and easy-drinking, with finish of good length

Vinification:  The grapes are crushed and destemmed immediately after picking, followed by maceration in special tanks which caters for optimum extraction of the color within a period of 12-14 days. The wine is drawn off, and the fermentation is completed without any further intake of tannins.

Aging: Following the first racking’s, the wine matures and it is bottled, generally, late in the summer following the vintage.

Food Pairing:  Best served with hot hors-d’oeuvres, pasta with rich sauces, and stewed and boiled meat.


2018     92 pts   R. Parker

Tasting Notes