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Barbera d'Asti Docg Superiore Cunsej

This Barbera is produced with grapes coming exclusively from our Castagnole delle Lanze vineyards.
The harvest, manual, is carried out during the first fortnight of October and the grapes are scrupulously selected are quickly started to vinification.
Alcoholic fermentation with maceration lasts about 12 days during which the temperature is controlled if exceeds 30° C to obtain the maximum extraction of polyphenolic substances.
The malolactic fermentation reduces the acidity of the wine, typical of the vine, giving it harmony and balance.
Following an aging in small oak barrels of medium capacity for about six months and another 6 months in bottle.
The "Cunsej" is introduced on the market in the second year after the harvest.

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
Analytical data
Alcohol: 14.95%
Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/l
Total Acidity: 6,14 g/l
Sensory Characteristics

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

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