Wine CompanyCASCINA GARITINA
Denominazione d’origine controllata e garantita
Wine: Barbera d'Asti
Vineyard: 100 % Barbera (clone At 84, portainnesto 420A)
Area of planting: Castel Boglione
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera (clone At 84, stock 420A) EXPOSURE: mainly southwest ALTITUDE: 260 - 320 m above sea level TRAINING SYSTEM: low Guyot with 5,500 vines per hectare SOIL: medium consistency with a tendency towards lime with plenty of organic substance. CLIMATE: Mediterranean with the occasional continental current, especially in winter; from spring to autumn, the habitual presence of the south wind, known as the “Marin”, is important as it cools the hottest days. YEAR PLANTED: 3 old vineyards together 1949-1951- 1954 HARVEST: by hand into small crates. GRAPE-YIELD PER HECTARE: 7 tons. VINIFICATION: stemming and crushing, cold maceration prior to fermentation (12-13°C) for 4 days. This is followed by heating to 27°C for one day and alcoholic fermentation at 24°C for one week. Alcoholic fermentation is completed in steel where the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation too. Then the wine is racked into wood in March. BLENDING OF THE CUVEE: 6 months before bottling FILTRATION: no. MINIMUM BOTTLE MATURING: 12 months. NEUVSENT 2013 OENOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS: gradazione alcolometrica 14.50 % vol. acidità totale 6.30 g/l pH 3,55 SO2 80 mg/l estratto secco 31,50 g/l SERVING SUGGESTIONS: well-structured main courses, such as braised, roast and stewed meats, cured meats and well-matured cheeses. DRINKING PERIOD: 2015-2030 COMMERCIAL PRESENTATION: Six 750-ml-bottles in a cardboard case, a single 1,5-litre-Magnum in a wooden case, a single 3-litre-Jeroboam in a wooden case, a single 12-litre-Balthazar in a wooden case.