BALIN – LANGHE BARBERA DOC
“The wandering dreamer, full of ideas”
Made from organic certified grapes and exposed to the south, one of the main characteristics of Balin is its jaminess and its garnet red colour.
Barbera has been grown in the Piemonte region of Italy since the 1300’s and produces high yields if not kept in check.
Grape Type: 100% Barbera
Wine Type: Dry Red Wine
Growing area: Dogliani (CN)
Yield per hectar: Approx 8000 kg
Vinification: Grapes are harvested late October and are fermented for between 12 – 15 days before being transferred to Slavonian and French oak barrels the wine is then aged for a period of 12 months and then left to rest for a month in concrete vats. The wine is then transferred to the bottle for further aging.
Characteristics: Balin has a bouquet of nutmeg, dried plums, tobacco as well as wild friut jam.
Pairings: Best served with roasted meats, grilled vegetables as well as seasoned cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16 – 18°C
Alcohol content: 14.5% by volume (depending on vintage)
Acidity: 5.0 g/l (depending on vintage)
Residual Sugar: 1 g/l (depending on vintage)