The Superiore version of Castello di Neive's Barbera d'Alba is only produced in the best vintages and represents a selection of the best Barbera grapes from their Marcorino vineyard. Here, they follow strict green harvesting (removal of immature bunches) and plant only on south-facing slopes thus yielding a wine of great ripeness. It is made from 100% Barbera grapes and serves as a reminder of Barbera's potential. After fermentation, this wine is aged for at least 1 year in oak barriques (225-L French oak barrels) to round out the wine.
Deep ruby red, intense aromas of black fruits and licorice complement chocolate, mocha, and hints of Ti-Tree oil. Great acidity and well-integrated oak lead to great structure and a long finish.
Pairs well with roast beef, Espagnole sauces, spicy ricotta cheeses, and even lamb curries.