Mezzavilla, Barbera d’Alba Superiore

Vineyard belonging to the possession of Cascina Vallaretto, property of Canale Malabaila’s Counts from 1583, year of purchase by Roero’s Counts (Malabaila’s archive, bunch 69).

 

 

Technical notes 
DenominazioneBarbera d'Alba DOC Superiore
TipologyRed Wine
Grape variety100% Barbera
Year of planting1960
ExposureSouth, South-West
Vineyard altitude200-250 m above sea level
Cultivation practices and treatmentsLow environmental impact and integrated farming according to EU guidelines
HarvestManual, into 18 kg boxes
Training systemGuyot Double
Wine making processSoft pressing of chosen whole bunches in temperature-controlled stainless steel
Yield per hectare80 q/ha
Ageing and maturing5 HL tonneau for 12-18 months (depending on the vintage)
ColorIntense ruby red with warm purple tones
BouquetImpressive bouquet, concentrated and rich cherry, hot cherry jam, dark spices, chocolate and balsamic puffs
TasteImportant structure characterized by a soft tannin, with a hint of vanilla
Served withIdeal with meats, salami and Parmesan cheese accompanied with the local friable breadsticks: the Rubatà
Serving temperature16-18 °C