290 – 310 above s.l.
Barbera d’Alba is a wine which wins on every table for its excellent versatility. Barbera is the Piedmontese grape par excellence. The wine that has always been drunk. The one which serves to pay the bills. The product that represents at least half of the entire production of the region.
Barbera is a very pleasant wine, with intense color, clear aromas of red fruit, flowers and a bit of spice to make it intriguing. It has strong tannins, never too aggressive, a slender body – often nervous – and an incredible acidity. So much so that it is considered one of the most acidic vines, although it grows in relatively warm areas.
Its strength is its drinkability. You can drink a light Barbera as an aperitif or accompaniment for classic Piedmontese appetizers, like vitello tonnato, but also with simple cured meats. If you opt for more full-bodied Barbera, refined in wood, you can also serve them with more elaborate dishes; like truffle risotto, game, or a Fassona tartare with truffle.
Barbera Alba food pairings are endless and if you have patience you will find the right one for every occasion.