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Poderi Elia, Piemonte Barbera D.O.C.
(pee-ay-MOHN-tay bahr-BAY-rah)

 

Tasting Notes: According to numerous journalists, Poderi Elia’s Federico Stella makes one of the world’s finest Barbarescos. According to us, he’s also a wiz at Barbera; made with vines up to 80+ years old, this wine is explosive in its purity, precision, and power. With taut, granular tannins and structure, this remarkable wine still manages a lushness that comes from the old vine age, and slow ripening of the fruit (he has the highest hilltop in Barbaresco). Made without the “Alba” designation, this wine is about 25% less than it otherwise would be, making it an extraordinary value.

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.
Varietals 100% Barbera. Barrel 1st and 2nd passage French Allier oak.
Residual Sugar 1.5 grams per liter. Maturation 8 months in the barrel.
4 months in the bottle.
Acidity 6.0 grams per liter. Vintage Production 800 cases.
Alcohol 13.2% by volume. Foot Fairing Wild boar, pork, and veal Carpaccio.
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