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.
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