Barbera d'Alba DOC

Tenuta Carretta Product ID: 400143
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Red
  • 14.0%
  • 0.75 L
  • Barbera
  • 16-18°C

Taste characteristics

  • Light Full bodied
  • Smooth Tannic
  • Dry Sweet
  • Soft Acidic

Other classifications

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 100% Organic

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Description

Barbera d'Alba DOC

Grapes:
barbera

Colour:
ruby red leading into purple.

Aroma:
flowers, morello cherries and berries.

Taste:
cherry characters and a crisp finish.

Ageing:
the wine is aged for 12 months prior to commercial release, of which at least 4 months must be spend in oak barrels.

Food Pairing:
pasta, veal, porc, duck, goose, game birds.

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Manufacturer
Tenuta Caretta

Tenuta Carretta is a winery situated in Piobesi d'Alba in the Roero district of Piedmont. It makes a range of wines from some of the region's most famous appellations, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Dolcetto d'Alba and Roero Arneis. The estate is comprised of 70 hectares (173 acres) of vineyards, divided across multiple parcels in Roero and Langhe. The winery itself is situated in the middle of a 35-ha (87-acre) natural ampitheater...

The region
Piedmont

Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country.Piedmont is one of the great winegrowing regions in Italy. More than half of its 700 square kilometres (170,000 acres) of vineyards are registered with DOC designations. It produces prestigious wines as Barolo and Barbaresco from the Langhe near Alba, and the Moscato d'Asti and sparkling Asti from the vineyards around Asti. The city of Asti is about 55 kilometres (34 miles) east...

Type of Grape
Barbera

Barbera is a dark-skinned wine grape variety found in several Italian wine regions, including its native Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Campania and even the island regions, Sicily and Sardinia. At the turn of the 21st Century, it was Italy's third most-commonly planted red wine grape, after Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Barbera grapes are used both in blended wines and varietals – the latter are becoming increasingly common as Italy continues...

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