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Vintage 2021

The vintage began with a mild and a long winter with littlerainfall. Budding started in early April, followed by somenight frosts. The month ended with temperatures below theaverage and well distributed rainfall. May was characterizedby cool temperatures and frequent rains. June and July werehot and with little rainfall. The development of the vineyardwas delayed compared to 2020. In August there were noheat waves. The harvest began on 29th August with the firstparcel of Alta Langa and continued at a regular pace alongwith all the other grapes. Yields per hectare were below theaverage. The grapes were healthy and with perfect ripeningparameters and surprisingly balanced in acidity.

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Wine details

Vintage: 2021

Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa

Grapes: 100% Barbera

Growing Area: Canale, Priocca, Govone, Santa Vittoria

Alcohol: 13,50 % by volume

Food: It pairs with pasta, risotto, roasted meats, cheese and salami.


Young Aged

Light Bodied

Sweet Dry

Steel Oak

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red with typical purple hues.

Nose: Wide, vinous with notes of violet, cherry, currant, plum and spices.

Palate: Amazingly fresh, velvety, medium to full body, with pleasant silky acidity softened by ageing in oak and fine texture.

Serving: 16 - 18 °C

Cellaring: 4 - 6 years

Vineyard Information

Exposure: S, SW

Vines age: 15 - 30 years

Soil: Sandy - loamy

Yield: 9000 kg/ha

Harvests: 100% hand-harvested

Training system: Guyot

Farming practices: Sustainable viticulture

Winemaking Information

PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrating table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur. After destemming, berries are hand-sorted on a second vibrating table and finally softly crushed.

This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.

FERMENTATION PROCESS: The must is cooled to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is medium acting using délestage for over 18 days.

OAK REFINEMENT: The ageing of 14 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500-4000 litres).

The difference is...

Thanks to the wide aromas and well-balanced taste PAJENA BARBERA D’ALBA is a straightforward, rich, impressive and amazing wine.
We search to enhance the elegance of this very fruity Barbera.

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