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Colour: intense ruby red with violet and purple sparks.
Composition: 100% Barbera d’Asti
Category: Barbera DOCG
Soil: clayey-calcareous, calcareous-siliceous.
Exsposure and altitude: east/south-east - 320 m
Max crop./hectare: 70ql/hectars
Harvest period: second week of September
Picking up: 100% by hand in small cases
Growing location: Bionzo (Costigliole d’Asti)
Vinification: soft pressing and de-stemming, cold prefermentative maceration for 48 h and déléstage,
fermentation and maceration on the skins for approx. 20 days at a controlled temperature (26°C). The must is pumped over at least 5 times a day to improve the
extraction of the color and varietal aromas. The malolactic fermentation is completed right after the
Ageing: 12 months of maturing in Slavonian oak casks
(20HL) then 6 months in bottle.
Nose: rich and deep, with red ripe fruits such as blackberries, plums and cherries and red fruits jams; then spices and tobacco are reaching the surface
creating a smooth balance within balsamic and fruitynotes.
Taste: full bodied and well structured, supported by a good acidity which creates a smooth and velvet
Storing: 15 years or more, depending on the vintage; it is therefore recommended to store the bottles lying down in a dry place at a cool temperature.
Serving temperature: 18/20° C.
Pairing foods: flavorsome soups, red meat and fowl in aromatic stews, grilled red meat, stockfish and salt cod, mature cheeses but also chocolate