The grapes come from the Cascina Penna vineyard, in Canale, an area which has always had a vocation for the cultivation of Barbera: three hectares which enjoy easterly exposure, with a big cherry tree right in the middle. Thanks to the fact that the grapes are not exposed fully to the sun, they are fresh, with a good acid content when harvested. This vineyard was planted in 1997, the year before when the owners got married.
Color: ruby red, very bright
Composition: 100% Barbera
Category: Barbera DOC
Profile: vineyards in Canale d’Alba, east exposure, 250 metres above sea level, soir sandy marl, vine training system is espalier-guyot, age of vineyard 15 years
Harvest: the grapes are harvested by hand into 20-kg crates. Late September
Vinification: fermentation with maceration lasting 15/20 days
Ageing: in steel tanks for 6 months and in wood for 6 months
Aroma: scents of ripe fruit, plum, blackberry and Marasca cherry
Taste: fragrant, fresh, good acidity, aftertaste of mixed berries and vanilla.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
Pairing: agnolotti al plin made with three roasts, tajarin with meat sauce, roast, stewed and boiled meats, medium-mature cheeses and Toma di Langa cheese.