Livia Fontana Barbera d’Alba Superiore
Azienda Agricola Livia Fontana
Italy - Piemonte - Barbera d'Alba DOC

The wine is produced from Castiglione Falletto, about a 4-hectare vineyard located at 300-350 meters above sea level.
Intense ruby red color, fresh and intense aromas with currants and berries notes. Notes of sweet spices such as cloves and Timut pepper, followed by balsamic sensations. In the mouth it is fresh and full-flavored. Full-bodied and well-balanced with a long and persistent finish.


Barbera d'Alba DOC
Wine Type
100% Barbera
Age of vines
between 20 and 40 years old
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
marls of Sant’Agata Fossils with presence of sand.
Production zone: Castiglione Falletto, about 4 hectares at 300-350m a.s.l.
Harvest: hand-picked with precise grape selection into small baskets from late September to mid-October.
Vinification: light crushing with further check and selection of the grapes, fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature with frequent pump over and délestages.
Ageing: 30 months in traditional oak barrels and then in the bottles in the wine cellar with controlled temperature.
1000 (9-liter cases)

Excellent accompaniment to warm appetizers, rich first courses, red meat and the medium-seasoned cheeses.

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2018 Livia Fontana Barbera d’Alba Superiore - 92 PTS - JS

2018 Livia Fontana Barbera d’Alba Superiore - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain“A fruity barbera with dark berry, spice and dried-fruit character. Hints of dark earth, too. Full body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Rather structured for a barbera. Drink or hold.”

- James Suckling (September 2021), 92 pts

Producer Information: Azienda Agricola Livia Fontana

Livia inherited the passion for viticulture from her father Ettore and she in her turn transmits with love and enthusiasm the values of those who preceded her in these vineyards. ...
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