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Poderi Elia, Barbera d’Alba D.O.C.
(bah-BAY-rah DAHL-bah)

 

Tasting Notes: From the village of Neive, comes Poderi Elia’s classically styled, old-vine Barbera d’Alba. The freshly pressed cranberries on the nose are alluring, and accentuated by lush, but bright pomegranate and fresh flowers. As always with the wines of Federico Stella, the tannins are very softly integrated, always granular and unimposing.

Location Piemonte, Italia.
(Neive)
9 hectares.
Soil White tufo (clay and sand).
Estate Poderi Elia.
(poh-DAY-ree ay-LEE-ah)
Vine Guyot.
3,000-4,600 vines/hectare.
.75 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Federico Stella.
Vinification Fermentation in temp controlled tanks for 25-27 days.
Varietals 100% Barbera d’Alba. Barrel 1st and 2nd passage French oak.
Residual Sugar 2.0 grams per liter. Maturation 24 months in the barrel.
6 months in the bottle.
Acidity 6.0 grams per liter. Vintage Production 1,300 cases.
Alcohol 14.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Wild boar ragu, truffle cheese, and light rotisserie meats.
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