Wine CompanyCANTINA DI VINCHIO & VAGLIO SERRA
Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG Laudana
Denominazione di origine controllata garantita
Wine: Barbera d’Asti
Vineyard: 100% Barbera
Area of planting: Asti, Monferrato, Piemonte
TOTAL ACIDITY 5,6 g/l. VINIFICATION French oak casks and barrique-18 months ALCOHOL CONTENT 14 % by VOL. WINE DESCRIPTION This new selection is carried out in our partners' vineyards registered at the DOC Barbera d'Asti Superiore "sottozona NIZZA"; the vineyards are located on the sunny slopes of clayey and sandy marls, strictly with south to south-west/ south-east exposure. The described "Bricco Laudana" vineyard (Bricco Laudana is the name of the hill ridge where the grapes for the production of the same wine are cultivated) is located in an area considered by the old wine growers of Vinchio as the most suitable one for producing the barbera grapes. The grapes from the Bricco Laudana are picked in single 20 kg crates only at the peak of their maturation when can be vinified at their best. After pressing, maceration is carried out in vertical vinifiers with leaching programmes and temperature control. Then racking off is carried out after about ten days of maceration. The refinement, once the malolactic fermentation is accomplished, is done partly in 75 hl wooden casks, and partly in small 225 l oak casks. Periodic organoleptic and laboratory controls are carried out to check its evolution and determine the right moment for bottling. After 18 months of refinement in wooden casks and bottles (starting from the 1st January after the grape harvest), the Bricco Laudana is ready to be enjoyed: it is brilliant, with a deep ruby-red colour verging on garnet red after ageing, with an intense ethereal, slightly spicy scent, and a velvety boisÈ. In the mouth it is fullbodied, with good structure, harmonic and round, with light and sweet tannins, very lingering.