Style: Dry, Fruity
Vendor: Maritime Wine Trading Co.
Broccardo Barbera d’Alba “La Martina” ’18
Barbera is a fruity, ripe lovely wine for every day consumption. Not overly complex, this is not a “thinky” wine but one that provides plenty of enjoyment without denting your pocketbook. Vinification of “La Martina” from our friends at Broccardo begins in a controlled temperature of 28° C. The average time of maceration is about 10 days on the skins.
The wine will then pass through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and ages for 3 months in bottle before its ready for release. At the sight it is red, very red and intense, with violet highlights. The nose is fresh, fruity and persistent (red fruit and cherry). In the mouth it is pleasant with light tannins, softness and structure.
About the Winery
The Broccardo family winery is described as having a young heart, but one with strong origins in the past. Filippo, Laura and Federica are the culmination of everything that has been handed down from their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents: a respect for the land, a passion for the job that requires hard work, techniques to naturally cultivate the vineyards and vinification with little intervention that preserves the fruit and terroir characteristics of the Langhe area.
The Broccardo vineyards are in three of the most popular areas of the Langhe suited to the production of Barolo wine – Monforte d’Alba, Barolo and Novello. The vineyards cover seven acres facing south and southwest. The composition of the soil is characterized by clay, tuff, sand and silt left by the withdrawal of the Sea Padano about 16 million years ago. The alternation of these layers gives to their wines excellent finesse, structure and elegance. The wine cellar is in Monforte d’Alba, which in 2014 was designated a Unesco patrimony.