This great Barbera is produced from grapes exclusively coming from our old vineyards in Castagnole delle Lanze. The harvest, manual and handpicked, takes place in the first two weeks of October; the grapes, “maniacally” selected, go straight to the vinification after few hours.
The fermentation and maceration last for 12 days at 30°C temperature controlled, in order to have the best extraction possible.
The malolactic fermentation keeps smooth the acidity of the wine, typical of the Barbera, givin’ harmony and balance.
“Cunsej” is aged in small barriques for at least 9 months. Another 6 up to 9 months in the bottle before the release. This is our baby “ Sichivej “.
|Grape Varietal:||Barbera 100%|
|Production Area:||Castagnole delle Lanze, Asti District|
|Soil:||Clay and mix rich soil|
|Growing System:||Long Cordon Spur|
|Density:||5000 vines per hectare|
|Age of the Wines:||15-20 years|
|Alcoholic Fermentation:||In temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 12 days|
|Malolactic Fermentation:||Part in stainless steel vats.|
|Ageing:||9 months in 300 liter French oak barriques|
|Refinement:||6-9 months in the bottle, unfiltered|
|Residual Sugar:||1.0 g/l|
|Total Acidity:||6,14 g/l|
Colour: Garnet red with violet reflections.
Bouquet: Intense, with fruity notes, typical of the Barbera. Red ripe
Taste: Fruity, long lasting, generous and fresh. Balanced acidity.
Food Pairings: The body, richness, and complexity of this wine pairs well with berries, spices notes that give complexity to bold flavors such as grilled meats, rich pasta dishes, and flavorful cheese. It’sour baby “Sichivej”.
Serving Temperature: 16-18°C