Barbera d’Alba Pilade 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: 15-45 years
Yield per hectare: 70 quintals of grapes/ha
Soil: limestone – blue marlstone
Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks
Ageing: 6 months in oak barrels
Further ageing: 6 months in the bottle
Ruby red colour, pleasant and rich bouquet with fruity aromas and underlying wood scents. Savoury palate, slightly acidic and velvety. Suited to moderate ageing.
This wine was named Pilade in memory of Mr. Pilade, former owner of a portion of the vineyard that belongs to us today.