Barbera d’Alba Vigna Vecchia Scarrone 2015
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Winemaking: The vineyard is located in the Scarrone area; it is a little bigger than one hectare, facing south-east. The vines are over 90 years of age, with a density of 4300 plants/he.
The naturally low yields due to the age, are further reduced by a strict selection of the grapes. The production will be 25 hl/ha.
Vinification start with a short period of cold maceration followed by 2 weeks of alcoholic fermentation in steel vats, at 26-28°C. After this, the wine macerates on skins for another week or so.
Ageing: 18 months in big oak cask for the ageing. Bottled unfiltered.
Description: Ruby-red colour and full-bodied wine. Floral and fruity aroma of concentrated berries and tar with hints of blackberry. Refreshing acidity, rich and soft tannins, 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: 15% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 6,45 g/L
Total dry extract: 31 g/L
Bottles: 3416 bottles