AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS Grape variety: Barbera Soil: clayey-calcareous, calcareous-siliceous Exsposure and altitude: east/south-east - 320 m Max crop./hectare: 80 ql/hectars Harvest period: first week of September Picking up: 100% by hand in small cases Growing location: Bionzo (Costigliole d’Asti) OENOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS Vinification: de-stemming, soft pressing of the grapes, prefermentative maceration and déléstage, fermentation and maceration on the skins for approx. 7/8 days at a controlled temperature (26°C). The must is pumped over at least twice a day to improve the extraction of the color and varietal aromas. The malolactic fermentation is completed right after the alcoholic. Ageing: 7 months of maturing in steel tanks at controlled temperature (18°c) and 3 months in bottle (14,5°C). WINE CHARACTERISTICS Colour: intense red with violet sparks. Nose: typical expression of varietal aromas, with ethereal and fruity bouquet. Taste: dry, sapid, full-bodied and well balanced. Storage: 8 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:16/18° C. Pairing with food: flavorsome soups, white meat and fowl in aromatic stews, grilled meat, stockfish and salt cod, aromatic fish soups, fresh- medium mature cheeses but also chocolate and dry fruits, small pastry.
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