Wine Details

Malvira Barbera d'Alba Superiore San Michele DOC

The grapes for the Barbera d’Alba Superiore also come from the San Michele vineyard, an ideal position and soil type for growing Barbera from its 80 year-old vines. The “Superiore” ages for nearly two years in barrel, resulting in a soft and supple wine with plummy, intense, dark fruit. Delicious and accessible now, this Barbera can also age for a few years.

Region:

Producer:

Malvira

Varietal:

100% Barbera

Vineyard:

San Michele

Yield:

50 hl/ha

Aging:

Aging in French oak for 24 -27 months

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

50 years

Production:

10,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous 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 12 months

Release:

4 years after harvest