Armujan Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore
Armujan Superior Barbera d’Alba DOC is a red DOC wine produced in Monforte d’Alba, made up of 100% Barbera grapes from our own vineyards
The vineyard covers a surface of 1.8 hectares, and is about 420/480 metres above sea level, facing south-west; the soil is clayey calcareous. The vines are vertically trellised, pruned the ‘Guyot’ way and the density is of 5000 plants per hectare, planted in 1948 and 1959. The average final production is of about 1200 0.75lt bottles.
Vinification starts after a manual harvest in crates with immediate stalk removal, followed by four pump overs a day for the first week. Maceration lasts twelve days.
After the racking, decantering and the malolactic fermentation have occurred, the wine is then put to stand in wood including both different aged French barriques and Slavonian oak barrels for eighteen months. Bottling takes place in the month of July.
Armujan Superior Barbera d’Alba DOC is our pride and joy: alongside the Barolo Bussia Corsini DOCG, this wine is highly appreciated and recognized by international oenology journals. It is a wine that can be drunk young or be put to age for eight – ten years. It should be served at a temperature between sixteen and eighteen degrees and is ideally paired with pasta dishes with rich meat sauces, meat, game, cheese and cold meats.