- Barbera d'Alba DOC
- 100% Barbera
- Spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeasts
- Maceration and fermentation in open steel tanks
- Malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels of 500 liters
- 9 months of bottle aging
- Vineyards in the villages of: Monforte d'Alba: Cascina Pe Mol Novello: Ravera and Rocche di San Nicola
- Alcohol content: 14%
- Recommended drinking time: 2018 – 2028
Barbera d’Alba 2015
Barbera d'Alba 2015 is a wine of great expressiveness, the result of an impeccable vintage, with climactic conditions that approached perfection. It is a wine of significant natural structure and enveloping warmth.
The color is ruby red, with purple highlights, dense and compact. The perfume is rich and complex: the first notes recall mature red fruits, plum and blueberry. Then spicy aromas offering cocoa and vanilla appear, followed by ethereal scents and finally hints of toasted wood.
The dry and intense flavor is persistent and finishes with fruit and jam notes. The acidity renders the wine even more drinkable.
Ratings for the vintage 2015
Wine Advocate 93 points
Vinous 89 points
Vini Buoni d'Italia 3 stelle
I Vini di Veronelli 2 stelle
Evolution of the vintage 2015
The year 2015 was characterized by a period of extraordinary heat, followed by a milder period that allowed the perfect maturation of the grapes, giving the wines generosity, balance and harmony.
7 weeks of extreme heat from the last week of June to August 14 were ended by a series of strong storms that rapidly brought cooler temperatures for the near-perfect maturation during the last 10 weeks of vegetative cycle.
The wines of this vintage show generosity and abundance in both taste and aroma.
We have learned much with regards to timing and its importance for the work in the vineyards over the last 20 years. Key practices, such as more careful defoliation, greater freedom of natural vegetative growth and especially the careful management of timing the vineyard practices have been optimized for best results. For example, crop-thinning too early often leads to fruit with notes of over-ripeness and excessive concentrations while doing it too late causes bitter and astringent phenolic results.
Many of the innovations that we have developed over the hottest years were put in practice during 2015 to get ripe, balanced fruit and the final results of our vineyard management are evident in the glass. In sum, the 2015 vintage is characterized by excellent maturation and well-developed and enveloping fruit. 2015 is a beautiful example of generosity, balance and harmony.