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Appellation: Barbera D'Alba DOC
Farming: Non-Certified Organically Grown Grapes
Vinification: Indigenous yeast fermented, Stainless Steel Vat Fermented & Aged
Soil Type: Marlstone, Sandstone, Chalky Limestone, Clay
This fine Barbera is produced from six different vineyards located in the three communes of Sinio, Novello and Barolo. Because of the different locations, harvest can last up to three weeks in order to pick each parcel at optimum maturity. Ageing takes place in 50% stainless steel vats and 50% French oak barrels (20% new oak).
The result is a wine with a vibrant dark ruby/violet color possessing a deep concentration of dark berry and cherry aromatics tinged w citrus, spice and dried herbs. Quite concentrated on the palate, it maintains crisp acidity and ripe, pliable tannins. Very food friendly.
91 Points - The 2016 Barbera d'Alba is another stellar wine from Vajra. Plump and explosive on the palate, with superb overall depth, the 2016 captures all the personality of the year with its tremendous richness and resonance. A rush of dark plum, leather, smoke, licorice and incense builds as this flamboyant Barbera shows off its curvy personality. – Antonio Galloni (Vinous Media, May 2019)