Barbera d’Alba is a DOC wine made from Barbera grapes. Pleasing acidity and a delightful bouquet make this wine easy to drink with all courses of a meal. Its strength lies in the deliciousness of its floral and red fruit scents.
Barbera d’Alba DOC is produced in the Langhe in the province of Cuneo, around the town of Alba, hence its appellation. The vineyards are located at 250-400 metres above sea level, in marly-clay soils.
Barbera d’Alba DOC has a beautifully deep and intense ruby red colour. The nose is spicy, with strong scents of red fruit and flowers, particularly roses, with alcoholic and ethereal hints. The entry is very smooth, gradually becoming more intense on the palate, ending with a warm, savoury aftertaste.
BEST FOOD PAIRINGS
Like many other Piedmontese wines, Barbera d’Alba DOC pairs well with traditional dishes from the Piedmont region. Generally speaking, it is good with fairly simple dishes, such as vitello tonnato (slow-cooked veal, sliced and served cold with a creamy tuna sauce), charcuterie and medium-mature cheeses, but its drinkability and versatility mean it can easily be drunk with all courses of a meal.