Barbera del Monferrato DOC

Barbera del Monferrato DOC Barbera del Monferrato DOC
Estate:
iPola (by Alessandro Rivetto)
Grape:
100% Barbera
Region:
Piemonte
City:
Cremolino
Soil:
South-west facing with Guyot pruning (6-8 buds / vine)
Alcohol:
13% Vol.
Acidity:
5 gr/L.
PH:
3.5
Residual sugar:
1.1 gr/L.
Dry Extract:
28 gr/L.

TASTING NOTES

Color:
Deep ruby red with violet reflections.
Nose:
Very rich, intense and delicate
Taste:
Dry, medium-bodied and persistent, it shows fresh fruits and a nice acidity.

Comments

Produced with Barbera grapes from the village Monforte d'Alba. The vine, trained with guyot method, are approximately 20-30 years old and yield an average of 4 tons per acre. The harvest is usually take place in early October. The grapes are collected in small baskets and immediately taken to the winery where they are pressed and de-stemmed. They are then placed in special, temperature controlled vats where they ferment for 8-10 days with frequent repassing to extract coloring elements.

After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is stored in temperature-controlled steel vats to promote malolactic fermentation. In spring part of the wine is transferred to medium-size oak barrels and part to barriques to age for an average of 12 months. Then the wines are blended before bottling.

Served at 65F°. Excellent with meat dishes in general and with soft cheeses.