2021 Poderi Oddero Barbera d'Alba Superiore, Piedmont, Italy

$25.99 USD

Vineyard
Location: Castiglione Falletto Plot 8, Sub-plots 335, 75/c Characteristics: 250 meters above sea level, southern exposure, 2.7 x 0.8 meters spacing, 4,700 vines/hectare density, Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised training system.
Age: 15-20 years
Yield: 80 quintals/hectare

Location: La Morra Plot 8, Sub-plots 335, 75/c Characteristics: 230 meters above sea level, southwestern exposure, 2.7 x 0.8 meters spacing, 4,700 vines/hectare, Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised training system.
Age: 15 years
Yield: 90 quintals/hectare

Harvesting period
Last 10 days of September

Production
12,000 bottles

Vinification
Selection of grapes in the vineyard, fermentation and maceration for about 10 days in stainless-steel containers, followed by malolactic fermentation in November.

Maturing
Ageing in French oak casks of 50-60 hl. Ageing lasts 16 months, with assemblage in spring and bottling in summer.

Sensory characteristics
Intense ruby-red color with purple tinges, a bouquet of cherry, blackberry, small red fruits, pepper and mineral flavors with an excellent dash of freshness. Tannins are soft and fresh in the mouth, maintaining the classic Barbera backbone, thanks to its pleasant acidity.