Giacomo Fenocchio’s Barbera d’Alba Superiore has an intense ruby red color, with garnet reflections. In the mouth it is powerful and full bodied, has great acidity and balanced tannins. This wine has hints of fresh young fruit, with notes of purple and pink and a slight spicy flavor finish. An interesting combination involves cheeses with medium seasoning and an intense and creamy taste such as Taleggio, or rustic foods such as sausage and gorgonzola.
This Barbera is produced by plants that are over thirty years old and that are cultivated in Monforte d’Alba. The 2.5 hectare vineyard is exposed to the west and is at an altitude of about 300 meters on the sea, on a Helvetian soil with clay sediments, blue marne and tuff. The harvest takes place in mid-October (the grapes undergo a careful selection) and is followed by a 10-day skin contact alcoholic fermentation, without the addition of yeasts, in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages for a period of 6 months in steel, for 6 months in a Slavonian oak barrel, with a further maturation in the bottle before it is put on the market.