Its sturdiness, and constant, abundant output is one reason for its popularity all over Piedmont, but it was used to replace the vines ravaged in the early years of the century by an outbreak of phylloxera.
The grapes ripen in late September and early October.
The bunch is pyramid shaped, and more or less compact depending on growing and environmental conditions.
The grape is oval in shape, and an intense blue colour.
Wine mades: DOC Barbera d'Alba.
Texts taken from “CUNEO VINI” – Published by the Chamber Of Commerce of Cuneo.