Barbera d’Alba Superiore is a DOC wine created from the meticulous selection of grapes grown in the oldest, best-exposed UNESCO vineyards. The presence of the Barbera grape in the Alba area dates back to the second half of the 17th century. It is a robust, intense, full-bodied wine that reaches its finest expression with age.
Barbera d’Alba Superiore is produced on the hills around the town of Alba, after which it is named, in the Langhe and Roero areas. The vineyards are situated 250-400 metres above sea level, in marly-clay soils, where they enjoy perfect exposure.
Barbera d’Alba Superiore is a DOC wine with a beautiful deep ruby red colour, suggesting a full body. The nose reveals fruity and spicy notes, like cinnamon, vanilla and green peppercorns. Time spent in small wooden casks mitigates the typical acidity of the grape. The result is a wine with an intense, velvety palate, which combines elegance and strength.
BEST FOOD PAIRINGS
Like many other Piedmontese wines, Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC pairs well with traditional dishes from the Piedmont region, from which it draws its finest expression. From agnolotti al plin and tajarin with truffle to elaborate main courses such as braised meats. It generally pairs well with mature cheeses and structured pasta dishes, particularly those featuring meat and truffle.