Growing location: Neive, Barbaresco wine-growing area, Langhe, Piedmont,
Surface area planted: 15 hectares (37 acres)
Classication: Red Table Wine
Grape-varieties: 40% Barbera d’Alba, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Dolcetto d’Alba,
Harvest: late September and early October
Yield: 6 tons/ha
Winemaking and maturing: the alcoholic fermentation in steel at a
controlled temperature is followed by maturing of the wine, with 50% going
into second-ll barriques made of French oak from Allier for 18 months, and
the remainder in Allier casks. These are then blended before bottling.
Bottle ageing before release: at least 8 months in the cellar.
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual sugar: 4 g/l.
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
Dry extract: 35 g/l
Appearance: deep ruby red.
Nose: clear aromas of strawberry, wild black cherries and ripe red currants.
Palate: warm and mouth-lling, with hints of fruits of the forest. Soft, dense
tannins stand out, followed by an almondy nish.
Bottle sizes available: 75 cl
Best served at: 18 °C (64 °F)
D’Arc has been created through an unusual combination of Piedmontese and
French grape varieties that has been a perfect success. Recommended with
red meats, roast rabbit and hog roast.
Meats: various types of meat.
Sauces: tomato and mixed vegetables.
Cheeses: mature, hard.