Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Barbera d'Asti Superiore D.O.C.G.

Features of production

It’s a wine of structure, enriched from aging in wooden barrels.
Is produced in vineyards with grapes Barbera 100%.
It produces on average 70 quintals of grapes per hectare which is about 50 hectoliters of wine.
Exposure: mainly south, south-east.
Type of cultivation: espalier with Guyot pruning.

Grape harvest

In the last decade of September, the grapes are harvested, which are carefully selected and collected in perforated boxes, are immediately brought to the winery for wine-making.

Wine-making and ageing

In the winery, the grapes are destemmed and the subsequent fermentation of the same in stainless steel tanks, continues for about fifteen days at a controlled temperature. After racking, we proceed with malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
In the following year, in March, the wine is transferred in tonneaux of French oak barrels for aging. After a year of rest in wood, the wine is racked into stainless steel tanks and is ready for bottling. The commercialization takes place after about 6 months of rest in the bottle.

Organolectic features

Colour: intense ruby red with violet reflections.
Bouquet: persistent hints of violets, red fruits, jam, with a slight spicy note.
Taste: powerful and well-structured with good tannins given from aging in wood.

Average life of wine

8-10 years.

Alcohol scale

14% vol.

Servies and matching

We recommend serving this wine at a temperature of about 16° C.
It’s a wine suitable for pasta dishes, meats and cheeses.