Barbera d’Alba Doc

Tasting characteristics

Appearance: deep purplish, almost impenetrable red.
Bouquet: elegant, sweet and tempting, the intense and fruity notes characteristic of Barbera emerge.
Flavour: vinous, fresh and well balanced. An easy to drink wine which is tasty and rich without being excessively binding.

It is best to serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C.

Perfect with Langhe cuisine and very tasty dishes in general. Excellent with past, rice and soup, braised or grilled red meats and medium-mature cheeses. It is also perfect for aperitifs, with appetisers and sliced meats.


Barbera d’Alba Doc

  • Made from Barbera grapes.
  • Altitude: 330 m above sea level.
  • Total surface area: 4 hectares.
  • Soil composition: mixed consistency tending towards lime.
  • Training system and vine density: traditional Guyot; the vines per hectare vary from 5.000 vines in the more recent vineyards to 6.000 in the older ones.
  • Yield per hectare: 6,5 tonnes.
  • Average age of vines: from 10 to 45 years.
  • Harvest: manual, in the middle of October.
  • First year of production: 1896.
  • Vinification and ageing: the wine ferments for 10-12 days in stainless steel at temperatures between 31-33° C. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and a short period of maturing in stainless steel; the wine is usually bottled and released for sale during the spring after the harvest.
  • Note: thanks to the meticulous selection processes, excellent exposure and very low yields, very high quality grapes are obtained, giving very complex wines. With this product we wish to propose the typical characteristics of traditional Barbera: intriguing freshness, good body and a long finish.

Style Sheet

Barbera d’Alba Doc

  • 19/02/2021
  • Wine&Spirits

    “Franco Massolino vinifies this wine in stainless steel, giving full expression

  • 29/09/2020
  • James Suckling

    “A bright, fruity young barbera with crushed berries and cherries and

  • 2/12/2019
  • Decanter

    “Rich, spicy, cherry aromas on the nose; perky and invigorating. A

  • 2/12/2019
  • Wine Spectator

    “This pure red is velvety, vibrant and long, featuring ample sweet,

  • 6/02/2019
  • Wine Spectator

    “Rich and pure, boasting violet, blackberry and graphite aromas and flavors.

  • 30/11/2018
  • James Suckling

    Lots of crushed-berry and mineral character on the nose, following through

  • 15/10/2017
  • Wine Advocate

    “The 2016 Barbera d’Alba is a plump and juicy red wine

  • 28/11/2016
  • James Suckling

    Pretty, bright fruit with lemon and mineral undertones. Turns a little


Barbera d’Alba Doc