MonBirone Barbera d'Alba DOC 2011

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The vineyards for MonBirone Barbera d’Alba lie on a hill of the same name, where temperature variances between different vintages are mitigated by the vineyard's 360-degree exposure, ensuring a consistent quality standard.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, the MonBirone showcases an intense, layered complexity on the nose, with aromas of cocoa, roasted coffee, juniper berries, hints of cherry, and plum.  The finish is long and fresh, with a harmonious balance between fruit flavors and oak.

Food Pairing

Integrated alcohol and acidity make it an ideal pairing for slow cooked meats, such as veal or beef stewed in red wine.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Barbera d'Alba DOC
Vineyard name:
MonBirone
Vineyard size:
2.6 acres
Soil composition:
Sandy clay with lime
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
990 feet
Vines/acre:
1,800
Yield/acre:
2.6 tons
Exposure:
Eastern/southern/western
Year vineyard planted:
1960/1980/2005
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1960
Bottles produced of this wine:
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Barbera
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
82 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
21 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
33% new, 33% two years old, 33% three years old
Type of oak:
French oak: Burgundy
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months

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