Barbera d’Alba Scarrone 2006
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Winemaking: The grapes re selected from the 60-year-old Scarrone single vineyard situated close to the winery in Castiglione. The vineyard is planted with 4,600 plants per hectare. For 8 days, the must is kept in stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation at 26/28° C.
Aging: At the beginning of the malolactic fermentation, the wine is moved into French oak barrels for 16 months. The wine is held in stainless steel tanks for 2 months before bottling. Unfiltered.
Description: Ruby purple color with intense aromas of concentrated ripe red and black cherries with vanilla and hints of brown spice. With refreshing acidity, rich tannins, and on the fuller-bodied side for Barbera, the single vineyard La Scaronne has finesse, excellent balance, great complexity, integration and a long lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses
Alcohol: 14.5% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 6.1g/l