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I Fuoriclasse

Selections

Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC

Papagena

Grapes

Barbera

Area

Langhe albesi

Soil type

Medium mixture soil tending to calcareousl

Exposure and altitude

West- 270/300m asl

System

Guyot 4.000-5.000 plants/ha

Harvest

End of September, beginning October

Gradation

13,5% vol

Temperature

17-18 °C

Size

0,75 L

Technical notes

Vinification: the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (30-32 °C) with frequent pumping over of the must to optimise the extraction of tannins and colour. The maceration lasts around 10 days.

Ageing: the ageing begins in barrels made of French oak (Allier), in which the malolactic fermentation takes place before the end of the winter. The wine stays in wood for around one year, and is then bottled in January before further ageing in the cellars for approximately twelve months.

Pairings

Perfect with big red meat dishes and with medium to mature cheeses.

awards

2016

Prosit

James Suckling

92

Wine Enthusiast

Editor's choice - 93 pts

2014

James Suckling

91

2009

I vini di Veronelli

2011

Espresso

Wine Spectator

90