Barbera d’Asti Collina del Prete DOCG

This wine is produced from Barbera grapes, growing in a vineyard placed in the heart of the typical Barbera production area, which long time ago belonged to the parished priest of Agliano.Placed South/West, with a calcareous/clayey ground, it is characterized by an intentionally low yield balanced, however, by a very great quality.

The “green” vintage in July/August and the next one at the end of September with an additional selection of the best grapes bunches, the traditional wine production and a maturation for more than 1 years in oak barrels and for 3 months in laying bottles, are the elements, which make the features of this wine unique.

A great “cru” expressing not only its quality as a good wine but the innermost self of a country and giving the certainty to keep in one’s cellar a little treasure.

Production area: Vineyards DOC of Agliano Terme
Grapes variety: Barbera 100%
Yield per hectare: 7 tons
Green vintage: during July and August we remove the excess grapes bunches.
Vintage: by hand with grapes selection.
Wine production: soft treading, wine production in small barrels of 50 hl with daily re-pumping and pressing: apple-milk-acid fermentation, decanting and rest until its natural clearness is complete.
Maturation: in spring it is drawn off in wooden barrels of 50 hl where it stays for 12 months at least. Afterwards it is bottled in the best period and left still resting in laying bottles before being sold.
Organoleptic features:Strong ruby red colour verging on garnet. Dry bouquet, with notes of small fruits of the forest, walnut-husk and chestnut .
Full-bodied in mouth with a good persistence and pleasantly fruity at the end.
Keeping way: laying bottle
How to serve it: we suggest to uncork the bottle and decant it at least half an hour before tasting it. Serve at 18/20 °C.
It is suggested: with tasty dishes, roasts, braised and grilled meats and mature cheese.
Advised glass: tulip reserve.
Ageing: it is a great red wine, which improves after an ageing of 6/8 years.