Barbera d’Alba Scarrone 2009
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Winemaking: The grapes are selected from the single vineyard Scarrone planted in 1988 situated close to the winery in Castiglione. The vineyard is planted with 5.000 plants per hectare. For 14 days, the most is kept in opened stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation at 26-28° C (78-82° F).
Aging: At the beginning of the malolactic fermentation, the wine is moved into French oak barrels and oak cask for 14 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: 14,50% Alc. by vol
Total Acidity: 6,1 g/L
Total dry extract: 40,1 g/L