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Villa Penna Barbera Erestiso
Barbera d'alba DOC
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Wine Profile / Tasting Notes
Intense red color, large bouquet, aroma and fruit mature flavor, plums and cherries, with spicy notes and vanilla. In the mouth, it has a pleasant persistent, well-balanced, with delicate tannins. Long in the finish.
In the borough of Canale, on average altitude. Soutwest exposure. The ancient marine origin, also offers a natural spectacle:Le Rocche are sandy hill slopes, ochre-colored. The marine allows the harvesting of grapes that give wines rugged and elegant.
This is the peculiarity that characterizes it: part of the grapes make its maturation in oak barriques, while the rest is placed in large oak barrels (Slavonia). Then the two parts are put together to complete their maturation and large oak barrels for 18 months. An additional step takes place in steel before bottled.
In the last two weeks of September there is the harvest of grapes, strictly by hand. Then the distending and the soft pressing. Traditional fermentation at a controlled temperature for a period of 8 to 10 days, and pumping over in order to optimize the extraction of polyphenols.
Food & Wine Pairing
This wine is right for important red meat dishes, pasta and aged cheeses. Serving temperature 16 to 18°C