Barbera d'Asti Docg LA TURNA

La Turna is one of the finest expressions of a young and fresh Barbera produced in Asti. This wine is created from the first selection of grapes from a sandy-soiled vineyard destined to make wines with a beautiful perfume and an easy, fruit driven palate.

The chosen grapes are softly pressed, the must then transferred to temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The fermentation takes place with selected indigenous yeasts and lasts for 8-10 days at a maximum of 28°C (lees contact is only at 6 days, with frequent pumping over for extraction). After the alcoholic fermentation, the malolactic fermentation takes place at 20°C, also in temp controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is allowed to develop in stainless steel without oak manipulation, focusing on the fruit of the beautiful Barbera grapes.  The wine is unfiltered and bottled, then allowed to rest for 3 months before release.  
La Turna’s approachability is ideal for everyday meals, but the wine is far from “everyday”.  The extraordinary attributes of this wine are due to the careful selection of the grapes, selected to obtain an intense ruby-red wine, deeply perfumed and soft on the palate.
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Grape Varietal: Barbera 100%
Production Area: Castagnole delle Lanze, Asti District
Soil: Mix of rich soil, sandy and clay
Growing System: Long Cordon Spur
Density: 5000 vines per hectare
Age of the Wines: 10-15 years
Alcoholic Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 8-10 days
Malolactic Fermentation: In stainless steel following the alcoholic fermentation
Maturation: In stainless steel for 6 months
Refinement: maximum 6 months in the bottle, unfiltered
Analytical data
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.0 g/l - tartaric acid
Sensory Characteristics

Colour: Intense ruby red with light violet reflections.

Bouquet: Cherries and raspberries, with black fruits and floral notes.

Taste: Rich with ripe forest fruit, velvety and warm but very well balanced with pleasant acidity and fine tannins. A long and elegant finish makes this wine enticing glass after glass.

Food Pairings: Versatility at table and a moderate alcohol content make La Turna ideal for everyday consumption. It’s pleasant, rich, and fruity, with endless possible pairings from antipasti to beautiful Piemontese pasta dishes.

Serving Temperature: 16-18°C

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