Vintage 2017

Barbera d'Asti DOCG

Tasting Notes

Alcohol content 13,8% vol.

A wine with a ruby red colour and a characteristic fragrance of violet.

The taste is dry, full-bodied, with a marked acidity due mainly to the land in which it grows. It is in fact produced in the vineyards of Calosso, known for its dark soil.

To be combined with game.

Ideal serving temperature: 18°C.

Basic Information

Product Name: Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Vine variety: barbera
Denomination: Barbera d’Asti
Classification: DOCG
Color: red
Typology: still
Production area: Piedmont
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Number of bottles produced: 13,000

Vineyard

Grape: 100% barbera
Soil: a medium mixture of clayey loam soil
Exposure: east west
Cultivation system: guyot
Year of implantation: 1972
Harvest date: 28 September
Type of harvest: manual into crates

Winemaking

Method: traditional with manual punching and pumping over
Temperature: 26 °C spontaneous and not thermo-conditioned
Duration: 10 days
Malolactic: yes
Aging: yes
Age of the barrels: 4 years
Type of barrel: barrique
Type of wood: French oak
Roasting level: medium
Wooden time: 8 months
Minimum time in bottle: 9 months

Bottle

Weight of empty bottle: 498 g
Bottling date: 12/05/2018
Aging potential: 5 years
Stopper size: 24 x 42
Stopper material: natural cork
Type of bottle: bordeaux

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 27,3
Total acidity [g/l in tartaric acid]: 6,18
Volatile acidity [g/l in acetic acid]: 0,41
Total SO2 [mg/l]: 82
Free SO2 [mg/l]: 19

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