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Briccotondo

Tradition

Piemonte DOC Barbera

Grapes

Barbera 100%

Area

Monferrato e Langhe

Soil type

calcareous sand-rich marly soil

Exposure and altitude

medium-high hillsides - 250/300m asl

System

Guyot 5.000 plants/ha

Harvest

End of September Early October

Gradation

13,5% vol

Temperature

15 °C

Size

0,75 L

Technical notes

Vinification: the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for around 6-7 days at a temperature of 23-25 °C. During this time, the must is pumped over the cap in order to optimize the extraction of the tannins and colour. As soon as the alcoholic fermentation has ended, the wine is racket into concrete tanks for the malolactic fermentation, which is completed by December.

Ageing: the wine is aged partly in new barrels made of oak from Allier, and partly in large Slavonian oak casks. It stays in wood for some months, and is bottled in late spring following light clearing

Pairings

A perfect match for starters, cured meats and fresh and medium mature cheeses.