"Sotto la Muda" Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore Nizza
Denominazione di origine controllata garantita
Wine: Barbera d’Asti
Vineyard: Barbera 100%
Denomination: D.O.C. Superiore
Area of planting: Nizza Monferrato
Grape variety: Barbera 100%
Exposure: south- southwest
Soil type: clayey-silty
Elevation: 150m a.s.l.
Training method: Guyot (7-8 buds/vine) Vines density: 5200 vines/ ha
Yield: 7 tons/ha through post-veraison thinning-out
HARVEST: between Sept. 1st and Sept. 10th, consisting of manual picking and immediate selection of the healthiest and ripest bunches, to be placed in 20kg crates.
VINIFICATION: the grapes are picked, stemmed and crushed on the same day, after which they are left to macerate on the skins for approx. 12 days. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats under controlled temperature (26-27°C).
After alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is matured in small French oak casks for a period of around one year.
CELLARING RECOMMENDATIONS: Moderately age worthy (8 to 10 years)