Barbera d’Alba Vigna Scarrone 2018
Designation: Barbera d’Alba D.O.C.
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Winemaking: The grapes for this wine are grown in the steep terraced single vineyard site Scarrone in Castiglione Falletto. The grapevines were planted in 1989. The vineyards soil is made of marl (clay in combination with limestone).
The grapes were, afret a short period of cold-maceration, fermented in open stainless-steel tanks for about two weeks at a temeperature of 26-28°C. During the alcoholic fermentation frequently remontage and délestages were implemented to achieve a perfect extraction of color and tannins.
Aging: 18 months between big oak barrels, barriques and steel tanks.
Description: Deer purple color. Pronounced and intense aromas of ripe red and black cherries, paired with notes of spices. Medium to full bodied, with intense fruit on the palate that is paired with refreshing acidity. The single vineyard Scarrone has finesse, excellent balance, great complexity and a long lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheese.