Grape variety: 100% Barbera
Area of origin: Municipality of Costigliole d’Asti. Purchase of grapes.
Total vineyard surface: 2.44 ha
Soil: Tortonian soil rich in very compact marl with a percentage of silt.
Plants per hectare: from 3800 to 5000.
Vine training system: Guyot with 7-8 buds.
Harvest: By hand into crates of approx. 25 kg.
Average production: 75 hl. per hectare
Vinification: in oak barrels at 28 – 30°C for 15 – 18 days
Ageing: from 8 to 10 months in Slavonian oak barrels.
Colour: deep purplish red wine with dark veins.
Bouquet: blackberry, cassis, plum, black pepper, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate and cherry.
Palate: full, vigorous and intense, with a good tannic structure and a pleasant acidity.
Pairing: typical Piedmontese cuisine, roasts, medium-mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 15-17°C
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol – 14% vol
Bottles per year: approx. 15000
Bottle sizes: 75 cl.