"DANTE" BARBERA D'ALBA DOC
The Barbera d’Alba “Dante” is dedicated to the great Italian poet, writer, and politician Dante Alighieri. He is considered the father of the Italian language; its fame is eminently due to the paternity of the Comedìa, which became famous as the Divine Comedy and universally considered the greatest work written in Italian and one of the greatest masterpieces of world literature. Expression of medieval culture, filtered through the lyric of the Dolce stil novo, the Comedy is also an allegorical vehicle of human salvation, which is concretized in touching the dramas of the damned, the purgatorial pains and the celestial glories, allowing Dante to offer the reader an insight into morals and ethics.
“Dante” Barbera d’Alba DOC
Calcareous with sandy, clayey marl, and sandstone.
Rivalta di La Morra and Bussia di Monforte D’Alba.
400 meters above sea level
YEAR OF PLANT
YIELD PER HECTARE
It is harvested in mid-October. The must ferments on the pomace for about 10 days at a controlled temperature that does not exceed 30 ° C. At least 4/6 daily pumping over allows the best extraction of the characteristic garnet red color and tannins.
At the end of fermentation, the wine is transferred to steel tanks for decanting and racking which takes place through frequent decanting. Malolactic fermentation also takes place here. It is bottled in late spring and can be sold after a further month of aging.
Intense ruby red.
scents of fresh fruit, morello cherry, and cherries in alcohol. With aging, the notes evolve into spicy sweets and small fruits.
In the mouth, the wine is round, savory and with a long persistence, the pleasant slight acidity facilitates drinking.