Produced from Barbera grapes cultivated in vineyards in the Monferrato hills in the South of the province of Asti. The South West facing vineyards are at altitudes of between 250 and 400m and the soil is clay and limestone. Planting density is 4000 to 4500 vines per hectare and the Piemonte low Guyot trellis system is uesd. Grapes are hand harvested in September. Average yield is 5,300 litres per hectare. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 25 - 30 degrees C. Pressed when dry and racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The clear wine is then matured for 4-6 months in stainless steel tanks.
A juicy red with aromas of blackberries, plums and black cherries. These characters follow through to the palate, which has good concentration of ripe, supple fruit along with soft tannins and a savoury spiciness. Refreshing acidity on the finish.
Perfect with simple pasta or pizza and grilled sausages. Serve slightly chilled.