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Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC Le Masche

Description

Once, according to Piedmontese tradition, the “Masche” female characters similar to witches, could magically transform animals or things. Today, this wine, the result of a magic transformation will bewitch you with its fascinating fragrance and unmistakable taste.

Characteristics

This Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. is obtained from some old Langa vineyards. It is the result of rigorous selectioons of bunches in the first months carried out in the vineyards to diminish quantity, increasing the quality. After careful fermentation it is put into small “Allier” barrels to complete the procedure. By refining it in bottles for 18 months, it is then presented to the consumer with the following organoleptic characteristics: An intense ruby red color, an ethereal fragrance with the scent of spices, and mulberry; Dry taste and a full bodied wine, just the right acidity and smooth. A versatile wine, which can accompany important dishes such as game and matured cheese. It can age for an ulterior 5 or 6 years. . Once, according to Piedmontese tradition, the “Masche” female characters similar to witches, could magically transform animals or things. Today, this wine, the result of a magic transformation will bewitch you with its fascinating fragrance and unmistakable taste.

Technical Sheet

APPELLATION Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore
GRAPES 100% Barbera
ALCOOL(%VOL) 15%
COLOUR Ruby red
SIZES AVAILABLE 0,75L – 1,5L
CULTIVATION AREA Alba area
SOIL Sandy – Calcareous
VINIFICATION
It is the result of rigorous selections of bunches in the first months carried out in the vineyards to diminish quantity, increasing the quality. After careful fermentation it is put into small “Allier” barrels to complete the procedure. Ageing: 12 months in oak barrel
Yeast: selected yeasts
TASTING SUGGESTION BY VALTER BOSIO
Tasting impression: full-bodied and enveloping, its slightly acid flavour does not upset the balance. Dry, fresh and fragrant, this wine lingers on the palate with traces of plum, blackberry and cherry .
Tasting temperature: 18°C
Meal coupling: very good with first course, grilled or baked red meat, and soft, medium-to-very mature cheese.

Technical Sheet

awards

James Suckling

  • Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC Le Masche 2018 91 points
  • Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC Le Masche 2017 91 points

Vini Buoni d’Italia

  • Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC Le Masche 2016 Corona

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