Barbera d'Alba Santo Stefano DOC 2015

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The Barbera grapes for this wine come from the famed Santo Stefano vineyard which initially caused critics to believe Italo Stupino was crazy as this vineyard is typically reserved for the hallowed Nebbiolo. This 100% Barbera proved them wrong as it expresses the depth for which Santo Stefano is known while still retaining Barbera's signature fruit. The grapes for this wine are pressed and then allowed to mature for 9 months in large wooden vats to allow the wines to mellow and develop their complexity.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby red in color with hints of crushed raspberries and violets, undertones of herbs, woodland berries and cacao make this wine truly unforgettable. On the palate, velvety tannins and a medium body make for an elegant, yet structured wine.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with medium-aged cheeses, ragu pasta sauces, truffle-infused Piemontese omelets, and roasted lamb shank.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Langhe DOC
Vineyard name:
The Santo Stefano vineyards
Vineyard size:
6 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
825 feet
Vines/acre:
1,600
Yield/acre:
3.6 tons
Exposure:
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1948-2005
Average Vine Age:
25
Harvest time:
end of September
First vintage of this wine:
1978
Bottles produced of this wine:
13,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Barbera
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
82 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Length of maceration:
10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels and Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
3500 L
Age of aging container:
Ten years
Type of oak:
French: Allier
Length of aging before bottling:
9 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
15.0 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
1.5 g/L
Acidity:
6.0 g/L
Total SO2:
80.0 mg/L

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