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Barbera d'Alba 2012, Giacomo Fenocchio, Italia

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Barbera d'Alba 2012 - Giacomo Fenocchio, Italia

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The opinion of the sommelier

« This cuvee is a good barbera d’Alba that will become more and more complex through the years. Its specificity is its acidity that permits a nice equilibrium with the alcohol (14°). This wine was bottled one month ago so it is still young and it will become more complex through the years. »
 

Terroir

Since 1684, the Fenocchio family cultivates 14 hectares of vineyards in the North West of Italy of which 2,5 hectares are used to cultivate barbera d’Alba. Aged of 30 years, the vineyards produce grapes that are more mature and with higher quality. In addition, the limestone soil favors the production of wines that are supple and very acid. However, its acidity is diminished by the volcanic sediments coming from the soil that brings delicacy to the wine.

lecepage Grape variety

The barbera is one of the first grape varieties that were produced in Italy. Actually, barbera comes from the word “barba” that refers to very complex roots, and “albéra” that refers to a place where we planted vineyards instead of a forest. It is a grape variety that produces dark and acid wines.

lemillesime Vintage

2012 was a very hot year in Italy, but strangely this grape variety produced fresh wines for this vintage. This grape variety is always surprising: it didn’t have much success in the past, but it starts having more and more success, and we think that it will become very noble one day.

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

From one generation to another and for five generations now, the members of the Fenocchio family have been land workers. We talked to them a lot over the past few weeks, and as they don’t speak English or French and as we don’t speak Italian, we had some surprising chats! Speaking with our hands on the telephone isn’t easy.
 
My VitiBox, March 2014 / bouteille

Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 30th of April 2014. Delivery within 21 days.

This cuvee is a good barbera d’Alba that will become more and more complex through the years.

 
 
  • Temperature: Between 14 and 16°C.
  • Decanting: Open just before serving.
  • Aging potential: Until 2017
Food and wine matching
Coppa
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Risotto
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Brie cheese
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Dark chocolate mousse
 
Wine tasting
 
Appearance - The robe is opaque with purple reflections.
Purple
Nose - The nose is intense and pleasant. You can easily recognize aromas of fresh red fruits.
Aromatic intensity :
Semi-intense
Wine Aromas :
Red Fruits
Spices
Aromas: red fruits, spices.

Mouth -
Here, the mouth has a nice equilibrium and is typical of an Italian wine.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Dry

Body / alcohol :
Light

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Harmonious wood flavours

Aftertaste:
long and slightly spiced.

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