Wine Details

Malvira Barbera D'Alba DOC

This Cru Barbara d’Alba spends 18-20 months in French oak, adding complexity and structure to a complex aromatic profile of mint, black cherry, spice and cassis. Sweet fruit flavors of prune, cherries and vanilla accompany a vibrant structure and gripping tannins for a long finish.

Region:

Producer:

Malvira

Varietal:

100% Barbera

Vineyard:

San Michele vineyard, Canale, southern exposure; 2.5 ha vineyard was created in 1929 and it is located on the hill next to a small church dedicated to San Michele

Yield:

50 hl/ha

Aging:

Aging in second and third passage French oak barriques for 18-20 months

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

55 years

Production:

30,000 bottles

Soil:

Limestone and clay

Average altitude:

300 m

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

October, hand-harvesting and hand de-stemming

First vintage:

1972

Cellar:

Malvira, Canale

Bottling:

Refinement in the bottle for at least 6 months

Release:

Spring, 3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

91

Malvira Barbera D'Alba DOC 2017

International Wine Review (91)- "A particularly vivacious wine showing dense, dark red berry fruit complicated by notes of underbrush and smoky tobacco. There's the expected lively acidity, but it's smoothly interwoven, bringing brightness to the wine. Lovely depth and length. Alc 14.5% "