Soil Type: The vineyards are typically characterized by calcareous clay soils, which contribute to the depth and complexity of the wine.
Elevation: Situated in the rolling hills of the Alba region, the vineyards benefit from the unique microclimate and elevation that influence the ripening of the grapes
Grape: 100% Barbera.
Winemaking: The winemaking process focuses on preserving the natural character of the Barbera grape, with fermentation in stainless steel tanks to maintain freshness and fruit purity.
Farming Practices: Sustainable farming practices are employed to ensure the health of the vineyard and its surroundings, with a focus on producing high-quality grapes.
Tasting Notes: Vibrant ruby color with purple hints. Aromas of ripe red fruits like cherries and plums, complemented by vanilla and spice. Lively and fresh on the palate, with juicy acidity and soft tannins, leading to a smooth and lingering finish.
Pairing: Versatile with food pairings, it complements dishes like pasta with rich tomato sauces, grilled meats, and aged cheeses.
The Elio Altare Barbera d’Alba 2022 is a vibrant and expressive wine that showcases the best qualities of the Barbera grape. Its balance of acidity, fruit, and smooth tannins makes it a delightful choice for both casual and sophisticated settings.