Grape-variety: Barbera 100% Yield in wine: 70% Average yield: 60 hl per hectare
Growing location: this Barbera d'Alba is made from a careful
selection of grapes grown at Galarej’s vineyards.
Vineyard features: mid- and upper-hillside vineyards with
excellent exposures on soil packed with compact clayey marl
mixed with calcareous marl.
Wine-making process: the fermentation takes place in
stainless steel tanks. After 7-8 days on the skins at a
temperature of 28-30° C, followed by a rapid malolactic
fermentation. At the end of the wine-making process, in January,
the wine is transferred into wood for the maturation: 60% is
aged in large French and Slavonian oak casks, while the
remaining 40% is stored in small barrels (225 and 300 litres)
made of medium-toasted French and American oak. The two
parts are then blended prior to bottling. Its characteristics allow
it to be aged for a further 6-8 years.
Tasting characteristics: the colour is deep ruby-red when young, it tends to garnet-red
on ageing. It has a rather intense, characteristic nose which is
flowery and fruity at the same time, with nice light overtones of
wood, spices and vanilla. The flavour is full, persistent, nicely
dry and velvety. The wine is already perfect to drink two years
after the vintage. Its character and personality will be completed
by a further period of ageing in the bottle.
Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
Pairings: this is a wine which deserves to be served with big dishes.
Excellent with full-flavour dishes, meats and cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16-17° C Bottle size: Lt. 0.375; Lt. 0.75