Barbera d'Alba Gallina DOC

Barbera d'Alba DOC Gallina

Silky, elegant, persuasive

This Barbera offers lavish amounts of floral and balsamic notes, followed by gentle acidity and an unexpected tannic texture.

Characteristics

Grape variety

100% Barbera

Production vineyard

Gallina a Neive (Cn)
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Vinification

Maceration and alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled vats for an average period of 14-15 days. Malolactic fermentation done in used (2nd and 3rd passage) French oak barrels, followed by about 12 months of aging. Finally, bottle-aged for approximately 6 months.

First vintage

1996

Average production

7.500 bottles

Pairings

Risotto with Castelmagno, Lamb scottadito (lamb chops).

Serving temperature

16/17° C.

Recommended glass

Bordeaux

Vineyard characteristics

Gallina a Neive (Cn)

Varietal

Nebbiolo (for Barbaresco), Barbera

Municipality

Neive (Cn)

Exposure

South

Area

13.5 acres

Altitude

250 m. a.s.l.

Average age of the vines

55 year-old

Soil

Calcareous marl, strongly characterized by light colored sand.

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