Barbera d'Alba Mara
Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Designation Barbera d’Alba d.o.c.
Grape-variety 100% Barbera
Vineyards village of Neive – Rivetti – Bricco di Neive
Facing east-south-west
Soil clayey
Vine-training system Guyot
Yield 60 hl./hectare
Fermentation in steel for 8 days at a controlled temperature, with traditional pumping of the must over the cap.
Maturing matured for 10 months in steel, followed by 2 months in the bottle.
Appearance deep ruby red with purple highlights.
Nose intense ripe red fruit, cherries and berries.
Taste a highly drinkable wine showing depth and balance on the mouth.
Pairingss a highly drinkable wine showing depth and balance on the mouth.
Alc. by vol 13.5%
Serving temperature 16–18 °C
Dedicated to the youngest daughter in the Rivetti household, this Barbera presents the variety’s youthful spontaneous, easy-drinking properties in a very special way. The decision to only use steel gives it a flavoursome taste hinting at red currants and railway cherries. Smooth, but very noticeable tannins. Very good finish.
It goes well with meat cooked in various ways, but should not be overlooked as an aperitif or for serving with pasta dishes. It also makes a great match for some seafood dishes, such as macaroni served with mussels, rounded off by a dusting of pecorino cheese.