Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Varietal: 100% Barbera
Production Zone: From the blend of grapes from various vineyards of the Monfalletto Estate in Lamorrese and Roero. Differing altitudes and exposures lend to a complexity of aromas. Varying ages of vines, from clay and sandy soils.
Harvest Period: End of September / Beginning of October
Yield per Hector: 53 Hl/Ha – 7,000 bottles/Ha (2,800 bottles/Acre)
Vinification: Fermentation for about 20 days with skin contact for 7-8 days in stainless steel and frequent pumping over. Malolatic fermentation in wood until December.
Maturation: In different French and Slovenian wood casks for about 7-8 months. Bottled in the beginning of the summer and released on the market after a few months.
Sensory Characteristics: Intense violet color. Mature fruit, cacao, prune, spicy, fragrant nose. Full and fresh mouth. Very soft tannins.
Serving Temperature: 16 °C / 59 °F
Average Life of Wine: Medium life span. Expresses itself best in the first 4-5 years of life, but enjoyable until about 10 years.
Food Pairing: Classic pairing with Piedmont mixed boiled meats, cooked salami with lentils, vegetable flan and the traditional “bagna coada” (warm dip or fondue).
Average Annual Production: 40,000/45,000 bottles + magnum 1.5lt
Suggested Wine Glasses: