Barbera D'Alba DOC Superiore Bric Quercia

Tenuta Carretta Product ID: 400152
  • Italy
  • Barbera D'Alba
  • Piedmont
  • Red
  • 14.0%
  • 0.75 L
  • Barbera
  • 18-20°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 Superiore Bric Quercia

An elegant, soft and complex wine produced from the barbera grapes harvested in Bric Quercia, one of the hills surrounding Tenuta, and is vinified according to the rules of tradition.

Grapes:
100% barbera (70 q/Ha).

Ageing:
minimum 12 months in barrel and 3 months in bottle.

Colour:
Intense ruby red.

Aroma:
morello cherries, mature fruit and a light hint of vanilla.

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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
Barbera D’Alba

Barbera d'Alba is a key DOC of Piedmont, in northwest Italy, famed for its tangy, cherry-like red wines made from Barbera grapes. The Alba viticultural area covers both the town of Alba and the surrounding Langhe hills, and overlaps with those of Piedmont's two most famous red wines – Barolo and Barbaresco. All around Alba, are the kind of rolling hills which have come to symbolize the Piedmontese landscape. Barbera vines thrive in the chalky,...

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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