La Gamberaja DOC
Variety: 100% Barbera
Vineyard location and soil: Vineyard located in Serralunga d’Alba. Light-colored marl and very calcareous.
Tasting notes: Violet red with dark ruby reflections. Ample nose with ripe dark berries and spices. Full and well-balanced on the palate. Pairs well with roasted meats, game and aged cheese. Serve at a temperature of 17 °C (62.6 °F).
Vinification: Carefully selected grapes are destemmed and pressed. Maceration lasts about 15 days at a maximum temperature of 30 °C (86 °F). Malolactic fermentation ends before winter is over.
Aged 12 months partly in 25-hl Slavonian oak barrels and partly in barrique. Further aged in bottle for at least 8 months.
Alcohol content: 14% alcohol by vol.