Barbera d'Alba Superiore - Campolive

Barbera d’Alba Superiore
CAMPOLIVE

Campolive is a very steep plot on the border between Serraboella and Bricco di Neive, under the road od the Montà del Bricco. Already named as such from the monks who in the past owned this site: the field of the olive (“campo dell’oliva”). Probably centuries ago dedicated to the olive trees, since its protected and warm position.

DENOMINAZIONE:
BARBERA D'ALBA SUPERIORE
EXPOSURE AND ALTITUDE:
South-West, 250-270 masl
GRAPES:
100% Barbera
AREA DI PRODUZIONE:
Neive - Barbaresco
TTRAINING:
Guyot, planted in 1970
VITICULTURE:
Organic with the sole use of sulphur and copper natural compound, manual or mechanic mowing to avoid herbicides, harvest is exclusively manual
VINIFICATION:
Barbera is all vinified with the same philosophy: subject to pressing and destemming then he ferments and macerate two weeks in stainless steel. At the end of the winter he is brought to the wood barrels where he stays for minimum 1 year. Barrels volumes is normally 10 hectoliters, or recent barrels of greater dimensions, made of Slavonian wood
SOIL:
Very white soils, with a rather gross and sandy texture respect to higher part of the hill. The subsoil here is the one of the Formazioni di Lequio