Barbera d'Alba Scassa | Bruna Grimaldi

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NAME: Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore

TYPE: red

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera

ORIGIN: Italy, Piedmont

DEVELOPMENT: 8-10 years

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18° C

RECOMMENDED GLASS: large glass

ALCOHOL VOLUME: 15%

FORMAT: 75 cl


THE WINE

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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NOTES FROM OUR SOMMELIERS

👁 a beautiful ruby ​​red with purple reflections;

👃🏻 the nose is broad and intense: red fruits, black cherries, and hints of graphite and mint;

👄 on the palate it has structure, it is mineral and rich. Excellent freshness and long finish, for a concentrated, fresh, very elegant red.



RECOMMENDED COMBINATION

An absolutely versatile red, which can be satisfactorily paired with rich appetizers, egg pasta with meat sauces, gnocchi, second meats (better if red), mature cheeses and even seafood second courses (baked fish or green cod).


REFINEMENT

A very particular style of interpreting Barbera for the Grimaldi family, which starts from particularly suitable vineyards, low yields and aging in wood, hence the nickname Superiore. Barbera 100% from particles of different municipalities at light altitude: from 200 to 450 meters above sea level (calcareous and lean soils). The harvest is strictly manual, from the end of September, when the grapes are perfectly ripe, in every single particle. Destemming and fermentation at a controlled temperature, with maceration on the skins for 10-12 days. Malolactic fermentation in ancient concrete tanks, followed by refinement in tonneaux and large barrels for at least 6 months. Further, long, bottle refinement.


YOU WILL LOVE IT FOR...

its elegance.


TERRITORY OF ORIGIN

TERROR

The company is located in Serralunga d'Alba, in the heart of the Langhe, a UNESCO heritage site since 2014. It is a land of ancient winemaking traditions, where wine was already known before the arrival of the Romans. The Empire made great contributions to viticulture, including the deforestation of much of the Langhe, then covered in dense forest. The Langhe is divided into Alta and Bassa Langa: the latter is located to the north between the Tanaro and Belbo rivers and is recognized throughout the world for prestigious wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco as well as Pelaverga, Dolcetto d'Alba and Dogliani to Nebbiolo and Barbera. The Alta Langa, on the other hand, is located further south and has steeper hills that reach up to 750 m; Alta Langa, Moscato and Barbera and the rare Timorasso are produced here. In particular, the Alta Langa, thanks to the cultivation of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir over the years, has managed to produce Classic Method and Charmat sparkling wines renowned on the national and international scene. The soils of the Langhe are composed of sedimentary clay-limestone marl, interspersed with layers of more or less important grey-blue marl, an important characteristic for producing both full-bodied red wines and fresh, fragrant bubbles. The Langhe area is characterized by a temperate continental climate, with the peak of rainfall generally set during the month of May.


CELLAR

In 1957 Giacomo Grimaldi began selling grapes and Giovanni Grimaldi, in the 1960s, moved on to producing wine and selling it in bulk. And Giovanni himself built the cornerstones of the family and the company: he was very attentive to viticulture, respecting the vineyard and the wine; it already bottled the best vintages, thus creating an important "history", and valorised the vineyard and the grapes. In 1990 a new phase began: Bruna Grimaldi and her husband Franco Fiorino brought enthusiasm and new knowledge to the company. Vineyards are purchased in targeted areas to be able to produce wines only from proprietary grapes. The new cellar is built, the work is perfected and Bruna Grimaldi wines begin to be offered on new markets.

For all red wines, vinification is traditional: time is the determining factor that allows the precious compounds contained in the skins to be extracted slowly and gently, without forcing. It is vinified in stainless steel and then in concrete, controlling the temperatures during the different phases and tasting the must/wine daily.

The Nebbiolo grapes destined to produce the different Barolos are subjected to long macerations with the skins, and often "submerged cap", an ancient technique, very important for defining the complexity and structure of a wine destined for long refinement. The wines remain in the winemaking room until the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation processes are completed.

The company identifies itself with "an ethical approach" to the vineyard, in full respect of nature, with sustainable viticulture, reasoned methods to bring good, balanced wines to the market that respect the environment and the consumer.

Approximately 70,000 bottles are produced per year.

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Un vino bilanciato profumato e corposo. Veramente un buon barbera. Ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo