Casa e. di Mirafiore Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC 2019 / 2020

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 91 Wine Enthusiast Points

Climate: The sun that warms the hilly soils during the year, alternating with precipitations that quench the fibres, creates a context of great variability that makes every grape harvest so very different from the others
Terroir: The grapes are grown exclusively on estate-owned vineyards, facing east and south west in a high and mid-hillside position (300-350 m. a.s.l.). The soils are rich in clay and calcareous marl
Ageing: The fermentation traditionally takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature with frequent pumping over of the must to
optimise the extraction of tannins and colour. The maceration lasts 12-15 days. The Mirafiore Barbera d’Alba Superiore ages in big and medium size
oak barrels (20 – 140 hl), in which the malolactic fermentation takes place before the end of the winter. The wine stays in wood for one year, and then is bottled before further ageing in the cellars for six months.

Color: Dark ruby-red with purple highlights
Nose: A brimming nose of leather, black liquorice, coffee and blackberry
Palate: This Barbera d’Alba starts out on the palate providing a warm feeling of volume and body, with the fruit blending marvellously with the soft tannins and the acidity, while its finish is long and savoury

About the Winery:
The winery was founded in the 1870s by King Vittorio Emanuel II of Savoy and named for his son (with Countess Bela Rosin), Emanuele, Count of Mirafiore within the Fontanafredda village in Serralunga d’Alba. The name was lost from the estate in the 1940s and passed through several owners until Oscar Farinetti bought the Mirafiore name once again. The wines of Casa E. di Mirafiore are made exclusively from the traditional varieties of the Langhe. Respected winemaker Danilo Drocco follows traditional Piemontese vinification practices including long maceration and aging in large oak casks.