Bongiovanni Barbera d’Alba 2011


Municipality of production: Diano d’Alba and Monforte d’Alba
Grape: Barbera d’Alba d.o.c.
Alcohol content: 14% – 15%
Vineyard area: 2 hectares
Exposure: east and south
Soil type: clay
Farming system: Low-Gujot
Average age of the vines: 15/20 years
Planting density: 4000 plants per hectare
Time of harvest: around the last week of September
Maximum yield: 100 quintals per hectare, depending of the thinning
Production containers: stainless steel tanks
Aging containers: 225 liters French oak barrels
Length of aging: when the grapes are perfectly healthy the wine is passed in barrique barrels to finish the alcoholic fermentation and to continue the malolactic fermentation. Not having any problems with the color we proceed to the “batonnage” in the oak barrels. The aim of this work is to stabilize the color and to produce a perfect harmony beween the wine and the wood. Since 2002, this Barbera stays in the containers until the end of the summer of the second year after the harvest
Clarification and filtration: none
Bottling period: summer of the second year after the harvest
Suggested food pairing: this very soft wine can be easily matched throughout the meal

Tasting notes:
Colour: intense purple red.
Nose: the fruity smells of the Barbera and its toasted scent derived from ageing confer it a flavor reminding of sour black cherry in alcohol and cocoa
Taste: its structure is significant, sustained with the vivid acidity typical of this wine even in years of optimal ripening

Beautifully structured and at the same time extremely mellow, round and food-friendly, showing lovely cherry fruit, well integrated with subtle notes of vanilla from the barriques in French oak.


About Cascina Bongiovanni

Azienda Agricola Bongiovanni is a family-run company founded in 1950 by Giovanni Bongiovanni, grandfather of the current owner, Davide Mozzone. In 1950, when Nebbiolo was planted it struck gold, yet at that time the wines were sold to other wineries. Today, the vineyard management and winery technology is avant-garde, albeit respectful of tradition and terroir. The Bongiovanni philosophy aims at minimizing outside intervention and maximizing character and goût du terroir, steering clear of stereotyped wines. Hugely concentrated, luscious, muscly and full-bodied reds have reaped unanimous accolades.

Bongiovanni is a sustainable winery.

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