Barbera d’Asti Superiore Bionzo DOCG

Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG Bionzo

Balanced, succulent, precious

This Barbera exhibits natural complexity and concentration coming from almost century old vines. Mineral notes, together with hints of chamomile and blackberry, all resonate in unique harmony.

Characteristics

Grape variety

100% Barbera

Production vineyard

Bionzo a Costigliole d'Asti (At)
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Vinification

Maceration and alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled vats for an average period of 14-15 days. Malolactic fermentation done in French oak barrels, of which 20% is new and the balance is aged in used oak (2nd passage), followed by about 12 months of aging. Finally, bottle-aged for about 6 months.

First vintage

1998

Average production

10.000 bottles

Pairings

Agnolotti al Plin with Sausage ragù, Baked pork cheeks.

Serving temperature

16/17° C.

Recommended glass

Bordeaux

Vineyard characteristics

Bionzo a Costigliole d'Asti (At)

Varietal

Barbera

Municipality

Costigliole d'Asti (At)

Exposure

South

Area

12 acres

Altitude

250 m. a.s.l.

Average age of the vines

60 year-old

Soil

Clay-like limestone and marl.

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