Luca Bosio Barbera d'Alba 'Egidio' 2017
Deep ruby red in color, this Barbera shows floral aromas typical of this grape, together with chocolate, toast and spicy notes from its aging in wood. It has great structure and smooth tannins, balanced by a chrisp acidity.
The Barbara grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Alba Villages, at 200 to 300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 30 years and they are grown on a south facing, in calcareous clay soil. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks after a short period in contact with dry ice to increase complexity and aroma. Skin maceration takes place over 10 days, assuring good color and body. The wine spends 18 months in French barriques and Slavonian oak casks, followed by six months in bottles before shipping.
This wine is a perfect accompaniment red meats, braised beef and pork, as well as an array of Italian cheeses, pastas and risotto.
PRODUCER: Luca Bosio Vineyards
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 g/l
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