290-310 above s.l.
The Barbera d’Alba Superiore Mario Costa is the highest expression of our Barbera grapes. A superiority that immediately reaches the nose and palate.
Above all, this wine has a longest shelf life and aging potential. The ‘Mario Costa’ is produced in Roero, the hill area near the city of Alba.
It is an aged Barbera and – passing time – it becomes more full and balanced. Sometime with notes of wood in the aftertaste.
Barbera has strong tannins, never too aggressive. Therefore it shows a slender body and an incredible acidity although it grows in relatively warm areas.
In conclusion, the strength of our Barbera is drinkability. You can drink this wine as an aperitif or to match classic Piedmontese appetizers. For istance vitello tonnato and cured meats. But if you opt for a full-bodied Barbera – like Mario Costa is – you can also serve it with more elaborate dishes like truffle risotto, game, or a Fassona tartare with truffle.