Barbera D'Alba Superiore "Massucchi" DOC Sordo
This Barbera d’Alba is produced with 100% Barbera grapes, cultivated in Borgata Massucchi, in the district of Perno, in Monforte d’ Alba, Piedmont. The vineyards have a south, south-west exposition and are located 300 meters above the sea level. The soils here are mainly composed by compact marls and clay. The plants of the vineyard, that are 30 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 3 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 by the aging, developed for 12 months in big barrels (50Hl) made of Slavonian oak.
Organoleptic features of “Barbera d’ Alba Superiore Massucchi DOC”
Ruby red colour full of garnet reflections that become more intense after some years. Its perfume is wide, delicate, intense and persistent. The taste is warm, full, complex, dry and harmonious.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this red wine produced by Sordo
Barbera d’ Alba Superiore DOC is perfect with salty appetizers, cold cuts, fresh cheese, patés and creams. It is fabulous with sliced crunchy bread filled with lard, cold cuts and rosemary. It has to be served at 18°C in a high, wide wine glass. The alcoholic strength is 14% Vol.