Azienda Agricola ELIO GRASSO

Barbera d’Alba Vigna Martina

Barbera d’Alba Vigna Martina

Municipality of production: Monforte d’Alba

Grape: Barbera

First vintage: 1988

Vineyard area under vine: 3.5 hectares

Aspect and height above sea level: south-facing, 380 metres

Soil type: moderately loose-packed, slightly sandy, limestone-based

Vine training system and planting density: Guyot-trained at 4,500 vines per hectare

Average age of productive vines: around 35 years

Harvest period and method: last 10 days of September and first 10 days of October, manual harvest

The vinification procedure for Barbera d’Alba Martina involves alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged french barriques.