The ‘Superiore’ version of Barbera d’Alba is obtained by aging in wood a wine made from a selection of the best grapes from the Sant’Anna vineyard.
Name Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
Town Monforte d’Alba
Grapes 100% Barbera
Vineyard size 0.7 ha in the area of Sant’Anna
Vineyards Mostly western exposure, average altitude 450m above sea level, clay-lime soil, win. Soil is from lequio formation -serravallian/aerly tortonian.
Year of planting — 1998
Vine training Guyot
Vineyard density 5,000 rootstocks/ha
Yield 7000 kg/ha
Winemaking method The grapes are exclusively picked by hand with a careful selection of grapes. After macerating on the skins for 6-8 days the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine ages in French barriques for at least 12 months and then for a sufficient period in the bottle.