Wine Company

IL BOTOLO

Holder

DIANA DE SILVA

Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG Nizza

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Wine: Barbera d'Asti

Vineyard: Barbera 100%

Denomination: D.O.C.G. Superiore

Area of planting: Nizza Monferrato

Description
Red still wine.

Tasting notes
Deep ruby red in color with garnet hues, the nose is rich and fruity and shows aromas of spice, ripe black plum, fruit syrup, tobacco and elderberry. The palate is firm and full and the finish is persistent and enticing. The aging for at least 12 months in oak casks and in French barriques enhances its nuances and body, giving it a natural softness and harmony.

Serving Temperature
Suggested serving temperature between 16°- 18°C (61° – 65° F)

Grapes
100% Barbera

Vineyard techniques
Vine Planting Density: 5000 vines / Ha
Vineyard Training System: Guyot
Age of Vines: 40 years old
Vineyard Practice: Hand-harvesting using crates, picking selected berries

Terroir characteristics
From the vineyards of the Estate in Nizza Monferrato, Piedmont
Altitude: 210 m a.s.l.
Size of Vineyard: Approximately 0.40 Ha
Exposure: South, southeast, southwest
Type of soil: Clayey

Winemaking method
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Refinement
Immediately after racking. Ageing and refinement in big barrels and in French barriques for at least 12 months.