“Funtanì” Barbera d’Alba Superiore
Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Variety: 100 % Barbera
Production Zone: From the oldest single vineyard of Barbera from the Monfalletto Estate lending to very unique characteristics. Perfect South/West exposure and a rich soil of microelements guarantee excellent ripeness. A vineyard over 50 years old lends a natural low yield but very balanced.
Harvest Period: Beginning of October
Yield per Hector: 42 Hl/Ha – 5600 bottles / Ha (2300 bt/acre)
Vinification: Fermentation for a total of 25 days with 10 days of skin contact and frequent pumping over in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation in wood.
Maturation: Matures in various French oak barrique for 15 months. Bottle aging for at least 12 months. Released about 2.5 years after the harvest.
Sensory Characteristics: Intense and deep color, very fresh and delicate aromas of dried prunes, raspberry, black currant and blackberry. Warm and spicy expression. Complex substantial flavor, velvety tannins.
Service Temperature: 16.5 °C / 60 °F
Average Life of Wine: Long life. Even after 20 years gives splendid emotions.
Food Pairing: Super with typical Piedmont mixed boiled meats, gnocchi with game ragu.
Average Annual Production: 9,000/10,000 bottles + magnum 1.5lt, 3lt, 5lt
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