2015 Negretti Barbera d'Alba Superiore • 0.75 l • Rosso

deep ruby red when young, tending to garnet on ageing. BOUQUET: strong vinous nose, showing plums, blackberries and spices mixed with shades of vanilla and top quality wood. TASTE: dry, with body, fairly marked acidity, and light tannins; full and well-balanced after adequate ageing.

the Piedmont wine region has a colder, continental winter climate, and significantly lower rainfall due to the rain shadow effect of the Alps.

the soil is dominantly calcareous marl with some limestone.

The grapes arrive in the winery to be selected, picked and pressed. The most obtained, ferments at a controlled temperature with a 14/16 day maceration using the “cappello sommerso” method. After drawing, the wine first matures in French Allier kegs for 18 months, and successively in 20 hl oak casks for about 6 months. After that, one more year of bottle aging before the commercialization.