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Raineri Barbera d’Alba Superiore Sagrin

  • Denomination: DOC
  • Grape variety: Barbera 100%
  • Vineyard in: Monforte d’Alba
  • Average production: 6000 bottles; 330 cases
  • Grape yield per hectare: 6 tons
  • Exposure and altitude: south-west, 950 feet a.s.l.
  • Type of soil: sand and marls of clay, limestone
  • Age of vineyard and growing system: 20 year old, guyot


  • Sustainable, with grass kept short, copper and sulfur.
  • At least two green harvests between July and August, followed by manual selection at picking time.
  • Grapes harvested by hand at the end of September in 20kg crates.

Vinification & Aging

  • Clusters are crushed and destemmed in the cellar. Fermentation and maceration last about 14 days at controlled temperature (28°-29°C; 82°-84°F) in vertical stainless steel vat.
  • About 2 months of malolactic fermentation followed by 14 months aging in used French oak. No filtration, no fining.

Sensory characteristics

  • Color: ruby-red deeply purplish highlighted
  • Nose: black pepper, mature black skin fruit, deep
  • Palate: dry, fruity, deep and lasting, full-bodied, balanced
  • Serving temperature: 16°-17°C / 61°-63°F
  • Aging potential: 2-8 years
  • Pairing: appetizers, pasta and meat entrées, cured meat and cheese
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