Wine Mirafiore, Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore, 2012
Reviews of purchase Mirafiore, Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore, 2012
The wine is a deep dark ruby color with purple highlights.
The wine volume, full, fruity, with soft tannins and fresh acidity. The finish is long, rich and elegant.
The enticing aroma of the wine is filled notes of blackberries, licorice nuances of earth and leather.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, game, mature cheeses and cheeses average exposure.
For the production of wine using selected grape varieties Barbera, grown on vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont. This variety has ancient roots, although documented its cultivation in Italy dates back to XVIІ century. The rich, aromatic and balanced wine from this grape is very honored Savoy officers and often called his "faithful companion", giving strength and courage during a grueling battle. This variety prefers warm climates, creating wines with high natural acidity, juicy notes of ripe berries and earth, and velvety tannins. Piedmont - a region in which the variety Barbera vineyards perfectly adapted to the local climate, and the average yield per hectare is 45 hectoliters. The vines grow on the slopes of the hills at an altitude of 300-450 meters above sea level, exposure - east and south-west. The soils are rich in clay and calcareous marl, which provides good drainage. The fermentation wine is the traditional way in stainless steel containers for 12-15 days at a controlled temperature. Frequent pumping of the wort promotes optimal extraction of tannins and color. Then the wine is placed in oak barrels of medium and high capacity (from 2,000 to 14,000 liters), which takes place malolactic fermentation. Extract fault takes place in the same barrels for 1 year. After bottling the wine is matured in cool cellars of the winery is still 6 months.
A more than 40-year-old wine-making practices E. Casa di Mirafiori reached its peak in the beginning of the First World War. By that time, the farm had more than 200 employees, who together with their families, and that about 40 families, lived and worked at the winery and vineyards. In 1913, Casa E. di Mirafiore the first entrepreneurs to implement social insurance for their employees. After the death of Emmanuel Alberto di Mirafiori responsible for managing the economy takes a second son of the Earl - Gaston. However, in 1930 due to the devastating phylloxera invasion and the economic crisis, the winery went bankrupt and was sold at auction.
After changing the number of owners, the brand "Mirafiore" back to life by Fontanafredda. With the co-owner and winemaker Oscar Farinetti Daniilo Drokko begins a new stage in the development of the company. The main objective was to create Danilo Drokko wines which fully reflect the terroir of Serralunga d'Alba, as well as combine the best traditions of the Langhe region and the most modern winemaking techniques. The result of his work becomes a line of six gorgeous, original and high-quality wines "Mirafiore", while complex, elegant and memorable. These wines express the two basic concepts of operations management: eco-compatibility and the "green philosophy". This is primarily the cultivation of vines without the use of chemical fertilizers to produce ecologically pure grapes. In addition, the winery is sharply reduced use of sulphites, even compared with the permissible burrows, and preference is given to natural yeast, not artificial. Finally, containers for wine consists of 85% recycled glass and labels made using natural dyes. All of this - the external positive changes, and internal filling, ie the wine itself, remains the same - the original and surprisingly delicious wine of the old Piedmont.