Barbera d'Alba Vignota DOC, Conterno Fantino
Italy – 2018
Tasting Note: Fruity yet elegant Barbera d'Alba, perfumed with cherries, including both sweet and sour cherries and plums.
Food Matching: Excellent served with roasted red and white meats, and strong cheeses such as: penne with stir-fried beef and red bell pepper, provencal lamb with Mediterranean vegetables, pistachio-crusted pork with plum sauce and fried leeks or spiced venison steaks with red-cabbage confit and red-wine sauce.
Vineyard: Barbera d'Alba, grown at 280 meters, with a density of 1,500 vines per acre.
Vinification: Fermentation at 30° C over 7-8 days. Thereafter the wine is aged in oak for 7 months: partly in 35-hl. barrels (60%) and partly in Allier barriques (40%); then bottle-aged 4 months.