Barbera d'Alba DOC Sordo
Sordo is a synonym of tradition in Piedmont. Its Barbera d’ Alba DOC is produced with 100% Barbera grapes, cultivated in the area of Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’ Alba. The vineyards have a south-west exposition and are located 250-300 meters above the sea level. The soils here are mainly composed by sands and clay. The plants of the vineyard, that are between 15-25 years old, are trained on espaliers with the traditional Guyot method. 4500 units per hectare that produce around 80 quintals grapes. The wine making starts with the soft pressing and the elimination of stalks, followed by a long maceration that last 2 weeks. The fermentation is managed in steel containers at a controlled temperature of 28°C. The maturation, that lasts 6 months, is managed in steel too and it is followed a further aging of three months in the bottle.
Organoleptic features of “Barbera d’ Alba DOCG”
Ruby red colour full of garnet shades that become dominant with the years. Its perfume is delicate, intense, wide and persistent. The taste is warm, full, complex, dry and harmonious.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this red wine from Piedmont
Barbera d’ Alba DOC is perfect with appetizers, cold cuts, fresh cheese, crustaceans and structured, savoury preparations made with fish. It has to be served at 18°C in a wide wine glass and reaches an alcoholic strength of 14% Vol.