Country / Region: Italy
Name: Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC
Grape variety: 100% Barbera
Alcohol: 14.5 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Wine:The 2020 Red Superiore Pairolero Barbera d'Alba is a wine of elegance, freshness and vibrancy. Extremely pure and aromatic, with fine notes of graphite, sage and juicy cherry, it is immediately approachable and totally consensual. It is a wine to enjoy slightly chilled, in a large glass or decanted before serving. It will keep for more than ten years. This Barbera is among the five best of the appellation... To be tasted at least once in its life!
Vinification:Hand harvested. Fermentation and maceration of 25 days using only indigenous yeasts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged on lees for 16 months in oak barrels, 15% of which are new, all from the François Frères cooperage in Burgundy. No filtration or fining.
Color:Bright purple red with violet reflections.
Nose:Aromas of red fruits, black cherry mixed with notes of sage and a touch of graphite.
Palate:Full and juicy, this wine offers freshness and purity with vibrancy. Elegance and balance, purely irresistible!
Temperature:Serve slightly chilled between 14 and 16°C in a large glass.
Food and wine pairing:Lamb with herb crusts, duck with olives or cherries, beef a la plancha or grilled, beef filet with mushroom crust.
Cellar aging:From now until 2031 and more for the enthusiasts
Guided by an unwavering quest for excellence and authenticity, the Sottimano family in Piedmont produces wines of masterful finesse, capable of aging wonderfully. These providential, sincere and juicy red wines are the perfect representation of the great potential of Italian terroirs, Barbaresco, Barbera and Langhe in particular.
Generous, enthusiastic, with a strong passion for Burgundy, whose finesse they avidly aim to reproduce, the Sottimano magnify the nobility of local grape varieties, expressing all the natural elegance of this wonderful terroir. The success of this estate is in part due to the parcel-by-parcel vinification, organic farming and impeccable maturation process.