La Spinetta Barbera d'Alba Gallina

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La Spinetta Barbera d'Alba Gallina

  • Denomination: Barbera d’Alba DOC

  • Grape variety: 100% Barbera

  • Alcohol content: 14.5% by vol.

  • Average production: 10,000 bottles per year

  • Average yield per ha: 2,500 bottles

  • Name/location: Gallina, Neive, southern exposure

  • Soil type: calcareous

  • Average vine age: 42 years

  • Average altitude: 270 m a.s.l.

  • Vineyard size: 4 hectares (9 acres)

  • Farming: sustainable, no use of pesticides or herbicides

  • Time of harvest: end of September / beginning of October

  • Winemaking process: alcoholic fermentation for 6-7 days in temperature-controlled rotofermenters; malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels 16-18 months in entirely new, medium toast French oak barrels transfer to stainless steel vats for 6 months before bottling; aging in bottle for an additional 8 months no filtration, no clarifying