Barbera d'Alba DOC Sovrana

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Beni di Batasiolo
Barbera d'Alba DOC Sovrana
Intense berry, cherry and ripe fruit aromas precede pleasant spicy flavors and delicate notes of wood and flowers
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Grape Varieties 100% Barbera
Appellation Barbera d'Alba DOC
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Background Beni di Batasiolo is the largest family-owned wine producer in Italy's Piedmont region. Since 1978, the winery has grown to encompass over 320 acres of vineyards. The Dogliani family works with the land and allows nature to ensure their wines' quality comes first. Batasiolos vines prosper across nine beni or estates - in Piedmont. The estates' soil, climate and position among the hills produce a range of noble, elegant wines. For Barolo D'Alba DOC Sovrana, Barbera grapes are sourced from two prized Barolo vineyards: Bricco di Verne in Barolo and Tantesi in Monforte d'Alba. The juice is aged in Slavonian oak and French barriques before blending and additional ageing in both stainless steel vats and bottle.
Vinification After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, 30-40% of the juice is kept in French oak casks; the remainder is aged in Slavonian oak. After blending, the wine is aged for additional time in bottle.
Color Ruby red with delicate purple tinges
Nose An intense and persistent expression of berries, cherries and ripe fruit
Palate Pleasant spicy flavors and delicate notes of wood and flowers. A high yet pleasing alcohol content marries well with a crispness that is typical of Barbera.
Analysis Alcohol: 14.5 %pH: 3.4 g/LRS: 1.6 g/LTA: 6.3
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Serving Suggestions A great match for appetizers, pasta and risotto, white and red meats, and aged cheese. It is an unexpected excellent match for fish dishes. Serve at 16-18˚C (60.8-64.4˚F)