Barbera d'Alba DOC Donna Margherita - 2013

Barbera d’Alba DOC Donna Margherita – 2013

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Barbera d'Alba DOC Donna Margherita - 2013

Grapes / Soils

Barbera Planted 1947, 1959, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2010 Broglio, Cerretta, Damiano, Valle del Mondo; Sandy grey clay 3.5 ha – 2.5 in Serralunga, 1.0 in Roddino (Valle del Mondo)

The Wine

Harvest Notes
  • Grape Harvest: Beginning to middle of October
  • Fermentation: Vinification in cement tanks with ambient yeasts. Fermentation over 18 – 21 days with Delestages and several daily punch-downs of the cap
  • Aging: Elevage takes place in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks for 12 months
  • Bottling: The wine is bottled without filtration
Wine Summary
  • Made from Barbera grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1947, 1959, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2010.
  • Grown on soils of Broglio, Cerretta, Damiano, Valle del Mondo; sandy grey clay.
  • Fermented in cement tanks, using ambient yeasts.
  • Aged in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks.
  • Aged for 12 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Denomination: Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. “Donna Margherita”
  • Wine Area: 100% Barbera
  • Alcohol: 14% vol.
  • Production: 30,000 bottles
  • First year of production: 1996
  • Total Acidity: 6.66%
  • Sugar: 0
  • pH: 3.7
  • Maximum Serving Temperature: 16°-17° C
  • Glasses: Burgundy balloons

Reviews

89 Points

Dark red cherries, plums, spices and leather flesh out in the 2013 Barbera d’Alba Donna Margherita. This succulent, racy Barbera is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. — Antonio Galloni

Vinous, November, 2014