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imageLA SPINETTA Barbera d'Alba Gallina Bottle
LA SPINETTA Barbera d'Alba Gallina Bottle
LA SPINETTA (Italy)

LA SPINETTA Barbera d'Alba Gallina


   
Denomination Barbera d'Alba DOC
Variety 100% Barbera
Average production 10,000 bottles (3% of entire wine production)
Average yield per ha 2,500 bottles
Vinyeard  Gallina, Neive
Type of Soil  Calcareous
Average Age of Vines  30 years
Average altitude 270 m
Vineyard size 4 hectare (9 acres)
Special characteristics South exposure, located in the center of our Barbaresco Gallina vineyard
Time of Harvest End of September / beginning of October
Cellar LA SPINETTA Campe, Grinzane Cavour
Vinification Details Alcoholic fermentation for 6-7 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in French
Aging Entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 16-18 months
Bottling Transfer to stainless steal vats for 6 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 3 months
Specialties  No filtration and clarifying
Release 26 months after harvest
Winemaker's Comments  Color:        Solid ruby red
Bouquet:   Concentrated, scents of ripe fruit, Marasca cherry and blackberry and a touch of white pepper
Taste:        Intense, full bodied, yet great acidity
Food Pairing Poultry, red meat, all types of cheeses
Evolution 20 to 25 years
Recommended
serving temperature
16-17 degrees Celsius