Lina 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 0.95 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 260 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 14 days

Maturation: After drawing off and partial clarification, the wine was matured for 10 months in French oak barrels and 2 months in steel

Ageing: Prior to its release, the wine was aged after bottling for at least 4 months in bottles lying down in the dark and peace & quiet of the cellar

Tasting notesLovely, unblemished deep ruby-red colour; full, absorbing nose with nice hints of red fruit, jam and spices; warm, dry taste which is luscious and lingering

Food pairings: A well-structured, full-bodied wine which goes well with flavoursome stewed and braised red meat dishes and mature cheeses.

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