2016 was certainly one of the longest-lasting vegetative cycle in recent years. In fact, from the end of February throughout March, the temperatures dropped and there was plenty of rain. The “late” cold led to a delay in the phenological phases of about 10 days. This delay was made up for during the months of August and moreover in September. Full ripening was achieved in all cases and wines show excellent balance, big bouquets and great structure. The good quantity allows 2016 to be remembered as an outstanding vintage.
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.
No oak Oak
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.
Exposure: S, SW
Vines age: 15-30 years
Yield: 9000 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant 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 vibrant 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 FEFINING: The ageing of 14 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500-4000 litres).
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.Download wine's data sheet