Piemonte DOC Albarossa

100% Albarossa, a variety of Piedmontese grape, a cross of Chatus (Nebbiolo Dronfield ) with Barbera that was discovered in 1938 by Prof. Dalmasso of Turin who was searching for new varieties which united Nebbiolo’s elegance and color with the freshness and drinkability of Barbera.

With the Controlled Origin Denomination (DOC) it has become more widespread and recognized over the past decade.

Grapes are softly pressed and de-stemmed. The must is then put into stainless steel tanks where the fermentation and maceration take place. Half of the wine is aged in barrique and the other half in 15 hl barrels for 18 months before being bottled.

Weight 1.3 kg
Alcohol

14 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l

Category

Red

Size

0,75 lt

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GRAPES
100% Albarossa.

ORIGINE
Marenco vineyards, in Strevi and Cassine.

VINIFICATION
Grapes are manually selected and harvested in little baskets.
In the cellar they are destemmed and put into stainless steel tanks where the fermentation and maceration take place at controlled temperature.

Wine is then aged in small and medium oak barrels for 18 months at least.

TASTING NOTES
Dry red wine with purple refections; intense, enveloping, complex bouquet with a predominance of fruity and foral sensations along with a strong spicy component and notes of toastiness. Flavor is full, well-structured, persistent and harmonious, pleasantly fresh and tasty.

Albarossa’s fascinating character is captured best after aging.

PAIRINGS
Pairs well with charcuterie, boiled meat, stews, roasts, and ripe cheeses. Suitable for dishes of red meat. It also pairs surprisingly well with all varieties of fsh cooked with tomatoes, fried in butter or baked.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Store horizontally in a dry cool and dark place. Open 1 hour before service. Serve in big bowl wine glasses at 18°C.

ALCOHOL
13% by vol.

 

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