Barbers d’Alba (certified organic) 2015
Barbers d’Alba (certified organic) 2015 – Enzo Bogliettie aims to make wines that are easily recognizable both for the grape variety and for the area of origin, respecting and trying to preserve the environment and territory.
For the vineyard, they use the best principles of the integrated struggle, combining a careful agronomic management with the only use of biological products for the phytosanitary defense. The vineyards are grassed, fertilized organically and are not chemically weeded.
Enjoy this Barbera D’Alba with an intense fruity bouquet of raspberries and plums with botanical and spicy notes. The palate is rich with fruit, bright acidity and pleasant finish, with a deep ruby colour.
Organic grapes are cultivated in vineyards banning the use of artificial inputs, including synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. In organic vineyards, a bountiful growing year relies instead on maintaining strict standards for soil health-for example, upping biodiversity through crop rotation.
No Added Sulfites
In the fermenting and bottling phase of winemaking, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites. Sulfites–also known as sulfur dioxide, a naturally occurring preservative in most wines and an inherent by-product of alcoholic fermentation-can be manually added by the winemaker to up the sulfite level in their bottle of vino, thereby increasing its lifespan. If a winemaker opts to add sulfites but otherwise follows organic farming practices, the wines can’t be labeled “organic.” However, they can be classified as wine “made from organic grapes.”
The exception: bottles produced in Europe and Canada, where organic wine standards allow small amounts of added sulfites as long as the total quantity doesn’t exceed 100 parts per million (ppm) for reds and 150 ppm for whites. (To compare, conventional wine standards in these countries allow sulfite levels up to 150 ppm for red wine and 200 ppm for white.)