Barbera d’Alba wines
Barbera is a very pleasant wine, with an intense color, clear aromas of red fruit, flowers and just a little bit of spices to make it intriguing. It has strong tannins, never too aggressive, a slender but nervous body and incredible acidity, so much so that it is considered one of the most acidic varieties, despite growing in relatively warm areas.
In Italy the historical areas of Barbera (Vitis vinifera montisferratentis) are Monferrato, where Barbera was born; the province of Asti with the related DOCG Barbera d’Asti and finally in the Langhe we have the DOC Barbera d’Alba.
In Alba, where Roero is the protagonist with Barbera with full flower aromas, beautiful body, notes of plum and spices and a sharp but very pleasant acidity. On the right bank of the Tanaro, the Barolo area to be clear, Barbera is denser, drier and rich in polyphenols and structure, just like Nebbiolo, it benefits from heavier clay and limestone soils.