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Barbera d'Asti DOCG

SUPERIORE
From our historical vineyards in the Township of Vinchio d’Asti

Variety
100% Barbera

Vineyard
Location: Vinchio d’Asti, Plot 7, Sub-plots 652,654,655,658,480,276,266 Characteristics: 250 meters above sea level, Southern exposure, considerable soil slope, resulting in erosion problems, 2.3 x 0.8 meters spacing, 5,300 vines/hectare density, Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised training system.
Age: 60 years
Size: 1 hectare
Yield: 70 quintals/hectare


Harvesting period
Last 10 days of September

Production
8,000 bottles

Winemaking
Selection of grapes in the vineyard through manual harvesting, fermentation and maceration for about 15 days in stainless-steel containers, followed by malolactic fermentation in November.
Ageing
in 30 and 40 Hl oak barrels for 50% in small 225-liter barrels. Ageing for 18 months, blending in spring and bottling in summer.

Sensory characteristics
Intense ruby-red color, over time taking on elegant garnet tinges; red fruits, bitter cacao and coffee bouquet, which becomes spicy and gamey with ageing, a characteristic of the sandy and calcareous soil of Vinchio. Full-bodied, with a dry taste, emphasized by the backbone and dense texture; full of character..

Notes
In 1819 Gian Secondo De Canis, with his “Corografia Astigiana”, identifies for the first time a primary area for the cultivation of Barbera in this region and Vinchio is one of the villages of this elected area.

 

 
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