Giuseppe Cortese Barbera d`Alba 2017

Made from 100% Barbera d'Alba grown in limestone and clay soils in various estate vineyards in the Trifolera zone, which is named after the prized white truffles that can be found nearby. The grapes are harvested in late September and then vinified and aged entirely in stainless steel tanks.

About the Vineyard

The first of three crests extending from Tre Stelle to Martinenga, the Trifolera vineyard mention has never been used to produce Barbaresco wine. Few are the levels of quality comparable to the top in this field, which explains why there is a higher number of Dolcetto and Barbera vineyards.

Wine Production

Vinification and storage exclusively in
stainless steel.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color when young, this wine shows lovely aromas of crushed red cherries and plum fruit. On the palate, the wine is crisp, well-rounded and flavorful.

Food Pairing

A perfect choice for lasagna or tomato-sauced pastas, brick-fired pizzas, or slow cooked, smoked tenderloin.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Barbera d`Alba DOC
Vineyard name
Barbera d'Alba/The Trifolera area
Vineyard size
3 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
900 feet
Vines/acre
1,800
Average Vine Age
40
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Western
Total SO2
78
Year vineyard planted
1968
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1971
Bottles produced of this wine
5,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Barbera
Time on its skins
5
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
5 months
Size of aging container
50 hl
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
Residual sugar
7 g/L
Acidity
6.9 g/L
Dry extract
32.4 g/L

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