2018 Fratelli Alessandria Barbera d'Alba 750 ml

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WINERY: Societa’ Agricola Fratelli Alessandria
WINEMAKERS: Alessandro and Vittore Alessandria
ESTABLISHED: 1870
REGION: ITALY • Piedmont • Verduno
APPELLATION: Barbera d’Alba DOC
BLEND: 100% Barbera
VINEYARDS: A selection of fruit from estate vines in ‘Neirane’ (west-facing,
at 990-1,200 feet) and ‘Cristiani’ (west-facing, at 750-840 feet). Local
soils are called “marne di Sant’Agata,” a mix of sand and clay with a high
proportion of limestone, unique to Verduno.
AGE OF VINES: 20 years, on average
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested in October. Destemmed and fermented on
indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for
six months in tank, then two months in bottle.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of red cherries, red plums, baking spices.
Juicy, layered, light tannins.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled chicken; gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce;
salumi with truffles

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