Barbera d’Asti DOCG

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La Barbera, Monferrato’s diamond-point variety, finds its ideal climate amidst the Bricco dei Guazzi vineyards, which is perfect for fostering the ripening process which gives the wine its renowned qualities: great character and optimal intensity.

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Barbera d’Asti DOCG

Features

  • Grapes: Barbera 100%
  • Origin: Olivola, company-owned grapes
  • Terrain Type: Marly, calcareous
  • Altitude: 120 – 150 m above sea level
  • Cultivation method: Guyot
  • Vineyard density: 4.500 vines per hectare
  • Grape yield: circa 72 tons per hectare

Vinification

After being manually harvested, these grapes are pressed and de-stemmed. The marcs obtained are left to macerate for a week in large steel vats in contact with the musts at a temperature ranging from 25° to 28° C. Frequent re-pouring allows for optimal color extraction and good body. Malolactic fermentation is carried out; next, the wine is placed in 30-hectoliter barrels for approximately 6 months. The wine then undergoes an in-bottle refinement process lasting four months.

The wine

This bright ruby-red wine has violet hues. To the nose, it expresses fruity scents that recall cherry and blackberry. To the palate, it appears quite rustic, dissolving its edginess to leave space for more complex aromatic sensations where ripened fruit flanks an extremely elegant tannic texture. Just a bit spicy at the finish, it maintains a good level of freshness and persistence.