This wine can age from 5 to 7 years, depending on the structure, colour, alcohol and acidity specific to each vintage.
Crimson red changing to garnet red after few years of ageing.
Intense stone fruit (mostly cherries), strawberries, violets, occasionally almonds.
Tasty and full bodied. Enjoyable acidity, light but clear tannins, softening with ageing.
Best with red and grilled meat, charcuterie and cheese, soups and venison; an ideal match for fat and tasty dishes, which highlight its “mouth-cleaning” properties.
Serving temperature: 18-20°C.
Total alcohol: 13.5-14% by vol.
This wine takes its inspiration from Asti’s classic Barberas, which are generally rich in bouquet and colour; although sometimes with a lovely acidity on the palate, they are a perfect accompaniment for local dishes, including processed meats and cheeses.
The grapes come from different vineyards located on the best hills of our area.
The proportion of grapes from the various vineyards can vary every year, depending on the chemical properties of the grapes, in an effort to keep constant the sensorial and qualitative characteristics of the product.
Depending on the season’s weather pattern, harvest usually begins between September 10th and October 6rd
Immediately after standard vinification in steel at 26° C, 20-30% of the product is stored in oak and the the remaining part in steel tanks. Approximately 6-8 months later, the two batches are blended, then completion of malo-lactic fermentation is allowed, followed by a period during which the wine is left to settle naturally before bottling.