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Malvira Barbera d'Alba Superiore "San Michele" DOC 2005
(Piedmont, Italy)

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Color: deep ruby red
Perfume: prunes, cassis, cherry
Flavor profile: powerful with intense fruit, prune, cherries and vanilla

Grape Variety: 100% Barbera d'Alba
Vineyard: San Michele
Type of soil: calcareous clay
Period of Harvest: October
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging: maturing in French oak for 18-20 months
Alcohol: 13 - 14%
Pairing: pork, mushrooms, pasta with ragout, roasts, vegetable soups

100% Barbera from Malvirà’s San Michele vineyard where soils are dominated by calcareous clay. Up to and including the 2007 vintage, these wines were made from 90 year old vines before the vineyard was replanted in 2008. During fermentation, in stainless steel, the grapes were macerated on their skins for six weeks. The wine was then moved to 450L French oak casks (only 10% new) for 36 months

Ratings & Reviews

89 Points - Vinous (2004 Vintage):
"The estate's 2004 Barbera d'Alba San Michele offers an inviting core of ripe dark fruit, sweet spices, minerals and toasted oak. Medium in body, the wine shows excellent density, with a warm, resonating finish. " Antonio Galloni - (Oct 2008)