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Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC "Alferi" 2018

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Vino premiato
Ellena Giuseppe
Vintage: 2018
Location: Piedmont, La Morra (CN)
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£ 25.00 £ 18.70 -25%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 24.93/lt.)
cod. 01676
Vittima del suo successo

Great structure and excellent acidity

What: Barbera of great pleasantness
Why: For its perfect balance
Perfect with: Agnolotti in broth

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
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Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC "Alferi" 2018

Ellena Giuseppe
Vintage: 2018
Location: Piedmont, La Morra (CN)

93

James Suckling

90

Wine enthusiast


£ 25.00 £ 18.70 -25%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 24.93/lt.)
cod. 01676
Vittima del suo successo

Great structure and excellent acidity

What: Barbera of great pleasantness
Why: For its perfect balance
Perfect with: Agnolotti in broth

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC "Alferi" 2018 - Ellena Giuseppe

Forget the Barberas of yesteryear. Good wines to accompany dinners in trattorias but certainly not suitable for the most refined and demanding palates. Today's Barberas are wines of great pleasure. Reds to be served on evenings with friends and when traditional Piedmontese dishes are on the table. Ellena offers this interesting Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC Alferi, produced with grapes from a single vineyard, Alferi, and aged in wood for about 24 months followed by at least another 6 months in the bottle. Dark but brilliant ruby red colour with violet reflections, the nose reveals enveloping scents, with spicy and fruity notes of raspberry, strawberry and ripe cherry. On the finish, then, it is easy to perceive even delicate notes of vanilla, due to the maturation in wood. In the mouth, however, the wine reveals great structure. Fresh and with excellent acidity, it is an extremely well-balanced Barbera, characterised by its enveloping tannic texture. Fabulous in combination with a dish of agnolotti in broth or with the classic Sunday roast.

We are in the municipality of La Morra. One of those places that in the mind of every good wine lover rhymes with Barolo. The property covers about 15 hectares, 7 of which are planted with vines, 6 with hazelnuts and 2 with woodland. Founded by Francesco and Giovanni Ellena, the current farm derives from an original property purchased in 1966, after having worked for years as sharecroppers on various farms in La Morra. For many years the farm was part of an agricultural cooperative, but the dream of returning to making wine from their own grapes never faded in the family members. So, with the 2009 harvest, after having renovated part of the historic farmhouse and the 19th century cellar for the ageing of the Baroli, the Ellena family returned to winemaking on their own. Today three generations work side by side, interweaving ancient traditions and innovation.

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeStill Dry red wine DOC
  • Location Piedmont
  • Grapes 100% Barbera
  • Sensations Dark, brilliant ruby red colour with intense violet hues. Aromas are enveloping, with spicy and fruity notes of raspberry, strawberry and ripe cherry. Pleasant vanilla finish. In the mouth, the wine has great structure, fresh and with excellent acidity and great balance, with an enveloping tannic texture.
  • Vinification Barbera from a single vineyard (Alferi), maceration for 3 weeks and ageing for 24 months in wood (20% new wood) and 6 months in bottle.
  • Alcoholic strength 14.5% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Do not refrigerate. Open at least 15 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 18 grades
  • GlassGran Balon / Borgogna
  • When to drink it ageing wine
  • Pairing Meat menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Calcareous Clay
  • Exposure and altitude Southwest
  • Breeding method Guyot
  • Planting density 4000
PRODUCTION NOTES
  • Produced in Italy
  • Produced by Az. Agr. Ellena Giuseppe di Matteo Ellena - Borgata Ascheri Sottani, 62 - 12064 La Morra - Italy
Awarded
  • James Sucking 93

    Very nicely poised with fresh black fruit and hints of coffee and citrus that follow through to a medium to full palate, where the intensity of coffee and fruit grows as the palate progresses, delivering a very tasty finish. All in perfect shape with a racy, yet extremely refined feel. Top barbera here. Delicious to drink now.

  • Wine Enthusiast 90
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