Wine Company

CASCINA GIOVINALE

Holder

BRUNO CIOCCA

Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza Anssèma

Denominazione di origine controllata superiore

Wine: Barbera d’Asti

Vineyard: Barbera

Denomination: D.O.C. Superiore

Area of planting: Nizza Monferrato

VINEYARD
Planted Surface: ha 1,7
Varietals planted: Barbera
Year of planting: 1960
Number of plants: 4000 per hectare
Altitude: 850 ft. above sea level
Exposure: South/Southwestern slopes
Type of Soil: Calcareous verging on sandy

VINIFICATION
Average yield per hectare: 128 bushels grapes harvesting in the first ten days of October.
Destemming, pressing and maceration on the skins for 8-10 days.
Fermentation in temperature controlled (82-85° F) stainless steel tanks.
Full malolactic fermentation; then aging in small French oak barriques.

TASTING NOTES
Ruby red with garnet hues.
Intense nose, spicy and lightly toasty with fruity scents.
Warm and dry on palate, with persistent notes of vanilla and coffee.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Rich red meat dishes, such as stews, roasts and game; it matches well with mature cheeses.
To be served at 64° F.