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
Wine making: in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, automatic pump-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, full aromas, elegant, well-balanced and enduring, reminiscent of rose, undergrowth and oriental spices. Very powerful bouquet, sweetened by an overall softness. Fine structure accompanied by lively acidic freshness. Flavors conjure up Morello cherry and plum jam with a long finish of withered grape.

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

Serving temperature: 18° C

Notes

This is a typically Piedmontese wine, well-structured and good for aging, in which wood and fruit blend to maintain the characteristics and typicality of the grape variety intact. True to Cogno tradition, its principal qualities are its drinkability and freshness. A wine with a strong but not too international character.

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