Barbera d’Alba Giuli DOC
Grape varietal: 100% Barbera
Planting layout: 2.30 x 0.90 m
Altitude: 230 metres a.s.l.
Vine training technique: guyot
Age of vines: 50 years
Yield per hectare: 55 quintals of grapes/ha
Soil: limestone – blue marlstone
Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks
Ageing: 18 months in French oak
Further ageing: 6 months in the bottle
Sensory characteristics: intense ruby red colour, dense, rich bouquet of red berries with subtle and mellow scents of wood. The palate is full, strong, soft and highly persistent. The right level of acidity matches well with the pronounced tannins. Needs ageing.
This wine was named “Giuli” after Giulio, the brother of great-grandfather Pietro, who used to be called “Zio Giuli” by his family.