Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC Massucco
The Barbera d’Alba of the Massucco winery is produced in Castagnito in the Roero in the renowned production winery. This Barbera is marked for its intense ruby red color similar to the cardinal dresses. The vines exposition which are located at 350 meters above the sea level is South-west so they are constantly under the sun light. The soil is mostly clay with evident marl and sandy layers. The vines are cultivated in espalier and the pruning process is the French Guyot. The average annual profit is 80 quintals. There is a pressing moment followed by the destemming of the bunches with a constant batonnage in steel tanks during the alcoholic fermentation. The oak barrels refinement lasts 1 year.
Charactertistics of the red wine Barbera
It has an intense red garnet color with bright darker reflections. It has some intense and pleasant scents with marked spicy aromas. The taste is dry, full, rich and harmonic characterized by a completeness.
Suggested matches while tasting this red wine
It has to be served at 20-22°C and it needs a settling time of about 1 hour. It is perfect with risottos and the typical local food of the Piedmonts tradition. It is perfect with main course such as pasta flavored with meat sauces or good structured vegetables. It has to be served in Bordeaux wine glasses.