2009
Ellena Giuseppe
'Alferi'
Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC

2009 
Ellena Giuseppe 
'Alferi' 
Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC

This hails from a single high altitude vineyard in the heart of La Morra. Low yields and selection of the best berries create the canvas for the art. 21 months in 30% new French barrique and voila...the first vintage of 'Alferi.' This is racy with its perfumed dark fruit, sweet light toasted oak, new leather and licorice. Medium in body, the wine offers excellent balance, with finessed tannins that frame the finish nicely.

  • Region: Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC
  • Varietal: 100% Barbera
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Vineyard: Alferi - 1,115 feet above sea level
  • Vine Age: 54 years
  • Yield: 1.96 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Calcaire with Brown Clay
  • TA: 5.6 g/L
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Oak: 21 months in French barrique (30% new - 70% second year)
  • Production: 291 cases
Winery & Regional Information
CUNEO

The Cuneo province of Piedmont is an unique area grouping the Alps, rolling hills and hilltop castles. This area is also called the Provincia Granda, which means the 'big province,' because it’s the third largest province in the country. Learn More »

ELLENA GIUSEPPE

CUNEO

Agricola Ellena Giuseppe is located in the prized commune of 'La Morra'. The property is 15 hectares with five under vine and eight hectares of hazlenuts. From 1966 through the mid-2000s the Ellenas sold fruit to local co-ops and that all changed with the changing of the guard and young Mateo taking over the property with his father in 2009.  Learn More »

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