Description: This wine is the perfect combination between quality and drinkability which expresses in the best possible way why the territory is included as a core zone “Barbera” at the Unesco World Heritage Patrimony site.
Harvest: third week of September. The grapes are harvested by hand in the morning and delivered to the winery in the afternoon, so that the grapes arrive fresh and in optimal conditions to start the vinification process.
Vinification: after crushing and destalking the grapes, the must is sent to temperature-controlled stainless tanks. The alcoholic fermentation and maceration last around 6 days at a constant temperature of 24/25 °C to help developing all typical aromas coming from the grape variety. During the maceration, automatic pumping over is carried out periodically to extract the polyphenolic substances from the skin. The malolactic fermentation takes place immediately after the alcoholic fermentation at a constant temperature of 18 °C.
Ageing: after the necessary racking to clear the wine from the sediments, the wine remains in cement tanks for about 6 months prior bottling, followed by 3 months of bottle ageing.
Pairings: white meats, ravioli with vegetables or tomato sauce, tagliatelle with mushrooms or fresh cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18°C