Rizieri - Barbera d’Alba DOC Sbilauta 2016 - $23.95/bt

Rizieri - Barbera d’Alba DOC Sbilauta 2016 - $23.95/bt


Vintage 2016
Alcohol 14%

100% Barbera

Production Area
Sorì del Ricchino, Diano d'Alba (CN).

Altitude and Exposure:
350 m above sea level. South, South-West.

Soil Management: 
Only hoeing and mowing in the rows.

By hand in small crates; end of September/early October

Yield per Hectare:
60 hl

In stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Maceration of the skins lasts 8-10 days.

In traditional large Slavonia oak barrels of 25 hl for 3­ - 4 months.

Upon a passage in stainless steel tanks, it is bottled without filtration. It is stored at least 2 months before going to the market.

9­-11 months after harvesting

Bottles Produced:
About 4.500

Tasting Notes:
Nose of red fruits, black cherry and spices. The mouth, lively and fresh, is characterized by a pleasing acidity, soft tannins and a closure pleasantly fruity. An elegant and soft Barbera in its most traditional version. Sbilauta in Piedmontese language means seesaw, on which you swing looking for a balance. The name given to our Barbera, therefore, is a tribute to the equilibrium between acidity, tannins and alcohol, without the achievement of which it’s difficult to give birth to a quality Barbera.

Serving Suggestions:
It goes perfectly with cold cuts, soups, firs courses and slighly seasoned cheeses.

Service Temperature:
16°C (68°F)

This wine best expresses itself in the first 3­-4 years of life. However, it will be enjoyable even up to 6­-8 years after harvest, if stored properly.

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