GRAPE VARIETY: produced with 100% Barbera grapes
CLASSIFICATION: DOCG – Denominazione d’origine Controllata e Garantita
PRODUCTION AREA: Calosso (At) – Monferrato – Piedmont – Italy
SOIL TYPE: clay and calcareous marl.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: bow Guyot.
AGE OF THE VINEYARD: 15 – 25 years old.
IN VINEYARD: No use of chemicals (organic certification). All work is done by hand or with the use of small machinery. Every year we plant herbs and flowers in the vineyards to enrich the soil with minerals and other elements (controlled grassing).
IN CELLAR: No use of chemicals. Destemming and soft pressing of grapes with wooden press.
FERMENTATION AND MACERATION: in conical trunk wooden tank and through various pumping overs. After the completion of fermentations, the drawing-off is made by separating the wine from the peels.
WINEMAKING AND REFINING TIME: after completing the fermentation (8-10 days), the wine is separated from the skins. It’s stay 6 months in big oak barrel, bottling and 2/3 years in bottle before being sold.
DESCRIPTION: dark red. The nose opens with a broad and deep bouquet, with pleasant fruity scents. On the palate it’s warm, with a long and sapid finish. Suitable for aging.
PAIRINGS: Perfect with stewed and roast meats, it is ideal paired with game, aged cheeses and other strong dishes.
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 17° – 19° C
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: content of 75 cl.
Limited edition: every bottle is numbered by hand. In red wines, especially the aging ones, it is important to open the bottle. In the place where it will be consumed, at least an hour before serving, even better if decanted slowly. By doing so, it oxygenate the wine, enhancing the aromas and tastes.