Made from Barbera grape, an important black grape of Piedmont, The wine is deep ruby in colour, mouthfilling red fruit characters like cherries and raspberries. The wine is rich and full, with the pronounced acidity and soft tannin.
- ITA - Piedmont
Winery Tasting Notes
Made from Barbera grape, an important black grape of Piedmont, The wine is deep ruby in colour, mouthfilling red fruit characters like cherries and raspberries. Full bodied, the wine is rich but has gentle tannin and pronounced acidity.
The Burlotto Barbera d’Alba is a blend of estate Barbera vineyards located in Verduno and Cadia in Roddi. The grapes are sourced from vineyards situated at between 280 and 380 m.a.s.l. with southern and western exposure. The soils are a combination of calcareous limestone tending to clay. The vines are pruned guyot, at an average of 4,500 – 5,000 vines per hectare. The vineyards under production are on average 10 to 45 years of age. The average yields are 70 to 80 quintals (1 quintal = 100 kg) depending on the vintage. The grapes are hand-harvested during the first half of October.
Vinification requires a maceration-fermentation of almost 7 days in vats of French oak, with pumping over, remixing and re-submerging the wine on a daily basis, as well as temperature control, which should not exceed 27 -28 degrees. By achieving malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, the wine matures for some months in Slavonian and Allier oak casks, holding 35-50 hectoliters.