A grape growing, wine producing Piedmontese Estate couldn't, without doubt, not produce a good Barbera!
We have unearthed the traditional vocation of this zone of the Alto Monferrato, today rediscovering the type of Barbera which we remember fondly from our youth, accompanying everyday afternoon breaks with bread, salami and cheese, locally known as "merende sinoire".
In the Commune of Cassine (Alessandria province). Exposure: South, 240 m.
A traditional vinification. Temperature controlled maceration with regular pumpings over. Skin contact lasts around 10 days aiming to achieve an optimum extraction of colour, flavours and tannins. Subsequent malolactic fermentation in stainless still tanks.
Ideal with local salumi and tajarin and other kinds of pasta. Perfect also with fresh cheeses.
Colour: ruby red with intense violet hues
Bouquet: strong and rich typical aromas of blackberries, raspberries and ripe cherries
Taste: a mouthfilling elegant character with excellent balance
Alcohol: 14,5% alc./vol.
Total acidity: 6,69 g/l in tartaric acid
Residual sugar: dry
Ageing: in wood for 5 months, partially aged in barriques of 225lt (French Allier) of second/third "fill" and the remaining in Slavonian oak casks of 25hl
Type of bottle: bordolese verde antico
Estimated life: 7/8 years