50 quintals/hectare, obtained by thorough pruning.
IN THE VINEYARD:
Vineyards planted on the highest fields with exposure at noon. The chalky clay soil, enhances the wines unique terroir. Two different pruning are made throughout the year: the first one in July in order to equalize the bunches, the second one in August, aiming to achieve the maximum concentration and quality.
WINE MAKING AND AGING PROCESS:
Harvest in small cases with an accurate selection of the best grapes. Fermentation with native yeats in cement tanks and oak vats. Many délestages and pumping over assure a rich extraction, the calcareous clay soils giving great structure and complexity to this wine.
It is finished in barrique for about 18 months and 12 months in bottle.
ColorDark ruby colour, with some orange shades.
AromaComplex, with primary scent of red fruits and secondary of spices, leather and a hint of chocolate.
Taste profileConcentrated and balanced: a perfect balance between tannins, alcohol and the typical acidity given by the grape variety with a long finish.
From the vineyards surrounding the castle, grow the Barbera grapes with their dark and crunchy fruits. This Barbera d'Asti Superiore has deep, warm and velvety flavours. The unique microclimate of the hill overlooking the Po river, at the borderline between Monferrato hills and the Alps, gives to this wine a unique touch and characteristics.
To be served at 18 – 20°C.
It can be a lovely match with grilled red meats, roasted meats, wild fowl and aged cheese.