Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC 2016 – Cantina Taliano
Ripe red fruit aromas with hints of spices and toasted notes. Well balanced on the palate with baked fruit flavours and elegant tannins.
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Their small business is a family-run farm that was born in Montà d’Alba in 1928, a small town on the outskirts of the Roero thanks to a family that for generations has handed down its lands and traditions of winemakers from father to son.
The oldest vineyards of the company have been owned by their family since before 1600, while the first documentation of winemaking dates back to 1928.
Their vineyards extend for about 3.4 hectares, consisting of two small vineyards (Prasanin and Bertin) and a large vineyard (Valvun) of 2.3 hectares. Cultivated in counter espalier with pruning, harvesting and other manual operations, they find among the rows the three noblest vines that have made Piedmont wines famous in the world: Barbera, Arneis and the Nebbiolo.
The recently built cellar has a capacity of 780HL, with an average annual production of about 30,000 bottles, and benefits from the latest technologies.
The oenologist, Cristian Taliano, owner of the company, takes care of every single detail of the production process also with the help of the family.
Barbera is one of Italy’s five most planted native grapes and performs particularly well in the region of Piedmont, his original home.
Barolo is what everyone talks about from Piedmont, but Barbera is what everyone drinks! This everyday red can be found in vineyards around the world. Thanks to Italian immigrants and the work of many producers, Barbera wines are made from the USA to Australia and South Africa.
Barbera wine tastes both rich and light-bodied because it has dark staining pigments that dye the wine to near-black. However, the taste of Barbera has notes of strawberry and sour cherry: flavors synonymous with light-bodied wines. Light tannin and high acidity make it taste ‘Juicy’.