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Mucin Barbera d’Alba doc

 

Grape-variety: 100% Barbera

Vineyard: The Barbera grapes used in making this wine were grown on 0.15 hectares of the Ovello cru in Barbaresco, and on 0.50 hectares of other vineyards farmed by friends on the surrounding hills using the same strict growing techniques

Soil: Compact, mainly clay and limestone

Position: Facing south

Altitude: Between 200 and 280 m

Vine-training: Arched-cane Guyot

Vinification: Crushing and de-stemming of the grapes in the winery were followed by fermentation of the must on the skins for 10 days

Maturation: After drawing off and partial clarification, the wine was matured for 6 months in French oak barrels holding 35 Hl and 1 month in steel

Ageing: Prior to its release, the wine was aged after bottling for at least 3 months in bottles lying down in the dark and peace & quiet of the cellar

Tasting notesLovely scarlet red with a lingering purple rim. Expansive, intense nose with hints of plum and blackberry. Full, warm, dry taste with clear spicy notes on the finish

Food pairings: Intense, elegant wine which goes well with flavoursome first courses and stewed and braised red meat dishes, as well as mature cheeses

Storage: Best kept at a constant temperature in the dark and silence of an underground cellar