Wine Company

AVEZZA

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FAMIGLIA AVEZZA

"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

Position: mid-hill

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)