Barbera d’Alba DOC Pilade is named after the elderly gentleman who once owned the vineyards where the grapes are grown.

A savoury, velvety Barbera d’Alba, enhanced by unobtrusive hints of wood.

Grape varietal: 100% Barbera

Planting layout: 2.30 x 0.90 m

Altitude: 230 metres a.s.l.

Exposure: east

Vine training technique: guyot

Age of vines: 15-45 years

Yield per hectare: 70 quintals of grapes/ha

Soil: limestone – blue marlstone

Harvest: October

Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks

Ageing: 6 months in oak barrels

Further ageing: 6 months in the bottle

Sensory characteristics: Ruby red colour, pleasant and rich bouquet with fruity aromas and underlying wood scents. Savoury palate, slightly acidic and velvety. Suited to moderate ageing.

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