Barbera d'Alba DOC

"Bricco dei Merli"

Barbera d’Alba DOC “Bricco dei Merli”

Area: 1.8 hectares
Grape variety: Barbera
Density: 4,500 vines per hectare
Cultivation: vertical trellised, Guyot pruning
Average altitude: 300 m above sea level
Harvest period: end of September–start of October
Bottles produced: 10,000
Wine making: in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, automatic pumping-over
Aging: 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels
Lysis: 60 days
Bottle aging: 6 months

Profilo Sensoriale

Bright ruby red in color with clear crimson highlights. Deep, fully perfumed, elegant and well-balanced with reminiscent of roses, undergrowth, wild berries and oriental spices. A powerful bouquet, sweetened by overall softness. Fine structure accompanied by vibrant freshness. Flavors evoke Morello cherries and plum jam with a long finish of raisins.

Serving suggestion: Pair with tasty dishes such as ragout-pasta and red meat or medium-mature to soft, fatty cheeses.

Serving temperature: 16-18° C

Notes

A typical piedmonts’ wine, well-structured and suitable for ageing, in which wood and fruit blend to maintain intact the characteristics and typicality of the grape varietal. True to Cogno tradition, its principal qualities are its drinkability and freshness. A wine with a define character, capable of showing the terroir of the Langhe.

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