Red Wine

Barbaresco D.O.C.G.

Barbaresco has an old story to tell. Though the grapes were not yet the Nebbiolo ones, the genetic mutations – which had already started by that century – would have it modified as a result. By the 1.200 century the grape variety in question had been named Nebiùl and original documents show it as having been planted as far as Pinerolo, making it the most precious Piedmonteses grape.

MUNICIPALITIES OF PRODUCTION

Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Nebbiolo

EXPOSURE

South-West

ALTITUDE (MASL)

300-350 m

SOIL

Clay with calcareous grey marl interchanging with sand

TYPE OF PLANTING

Espalier with traditional Guyot pruning

AGE OF VINEYARD

25 years

PLANT DENSITY

4,500 plants

YIELD PER HECTAR

75-80 quintals

PROCESSING

Destalking, follows the vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 30°C. Natural malolactic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 20°C.

MATURATION

9 months at least in big Slavonian oak barrels

AGING

6 months at least in the bottle

PERCENTAGE OF ALCOHOL

14% Vol (depending on the vintage)

ACIDITY

5.30 g/l

SUGARS

0.3 – 0.5 g/l

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16°-18°C

RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS

Excellent with roasts, game

BOTTLE

750 ml.

Charactertistics

Transparent ruby-red colour tending to garnet with aging. The nose expresses great elegance and finesse, with floral notes of violets and red berries, ethereal notes and delicate spiced nuances. On the palate it is balanced and full-bodied with velvet tannins and a pleasant freshness. Its finishing is long and lingering. This wine has good potential for aging and reaches the maturity only after 5-10 years of aging.