PUNSET D'ALBA BARBERA 2019
CRANBERRY BALANCE TYPICITY
CLASSIC / ORGANIC / 750ML
Old school Barbera, wetting acidity, mid-weight and ripe dark fruits. No oak is used at all. Telltale Barbera from Alba, Piedmonte.
From the producer: It is a historical memory that the Counts of Castelborgo used the Piedmontese dialect term Punset, which literally means "beautiful hill" or "point", to describe the only one of their estates that stood out from the autumn mists and could thus be admired from their castle.
On the other hand, it is the heritage of the Marcarino family to have a long history of winemaking since the succession of ownership of the vineyards on the hill, albeit for an exclusively family production.
In 1964 Renzo Marcarino officially started the activity bringing the first bottles of the Punset wine cellar on the market, but it was in the early 80s that a decisive choice, wanted and carried out by his daughter Marina, marked the company's turning point: to convert the entire cultivation to organic, eliminating all kinds of pesticides and all synthetic products. A demanding choice, conscious and immediately disciplined through the certification.
The grapes, cultivated according to organic farming methods, are carefully selected and harvested by hand, in perforated crates, and pressed, removing the stalks. In order to obtain a pleasant and harmonious wine, the harvest is delayed as much as possible. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with the help of indigenous yeasts. After soft racking, malolactic fermentation concludes the wine-making process; the wine is aged in cement tanks for a few months, at least until the first warmth, when it is prepared for bottling.
The ruby red color accompanies pleasant aromas of red berry fruit, intense and harmonious. The fruity aroma is also very evident on the palate, characterized by a not very intense acidity and a dry and clean finish. The pleasantness of this product is given by its frankness and typicality, so evident also thanks to the total absence of wood.