Barbera d'Alba

Barbera d'Alba DOC is located in Piedmonte and is well known for producing great red wines from the Barbera grape. This grape has an esteemed past and has been cultivated since ancient times however it was first, officially documented in 1798 by Count Giuseppe Nuvolone-Pergamo. 

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Barbera d'Alba DOC covers the town of Alba and the surrounding, undulating hills of The Langhe with overlaps into Barolo and Barbaresco. 

Vines & Styles

Only red wines are made in this DOC, made primarily from Barbera grapes and some Nebbiolo. When young, these wines have fruit forward flavours of blueberry, cherry and raspberry. More developed examples have bold, powerful profiles of vanilla, anise, dried herbs and violet. These wines are at their best between two and four years of age.

Climate & Conditions 

The climate is Continental, with influence from the Tanaro river where vines are sited within it's mesoclimate. The soil are chalky/limestone rich clays, which Barbera is better suited to than Nebbiolo and the best sites are located close to Barolo. 

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