Wine Company

Marco Bonfante Srl


Marco e Micaela Bonfante


Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG

Wine: Barbera

Vineyard: Barbera

Denomination: DOCG

Area of planting: Comuni di Nizza

HARVEST: Second half of September.
VINIFICATION: Traditional with destemming, crushing, fermentation at controlled temperature with
maceration on the skins for 12-14 days.
AGING: 10 months in 225-litre French-oak barrels and 10 months in 2500-litre casks.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14 % -15.5% volume.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.2 – 5,6 g/l.
COLOUR: deep purple. When young it has a strong violet colour .
BOUQUET: Powerful and intense, hints of red fruit, cherry and marasca cherry. Excellent is its
harmony and complexity, with a non-intrusive hint of wood.
TASTE: A spectacle of extracts and firmness. The palate is harmonious pulpy, extremely fleshy due to
the powerful and concentrated balance between acidity/tannins/alcohol.
Long in the mouth, it has a persistent sweetness that unfolds layer after layer until its heart of marasca
cherry and plum.
BACKGROUND: In Piedmont the word "bricco" has the same meaning as "collina" (hill). For
generations our family has owned this land and here we began producing wines and gave this name to
the hill itself.
The soil is of alluvial origin and has limestone-clay sedimentary deposits. The low yield per plant (1.5
kg), obtained by a careful and scrupulous thinning-out, promotes both the ripening process and the
concentration of the extracts.
The lengthy aging in wood rounds off Barbera’s spikiness, while the subsequent refinement of a year
in the bottle bestows excellent harmony on this wine.
The Bricco Bonfante Barbera d'Asti Superiore is a very long-life wine that improves with the passing
of the years. We recommend storing it in places with good humidity at a constant temperature of 16-
18° C.
Serve at room temperature (18/20° C) and decant well in advance in order to facilitate good aeration. It
goes well with red meats, game and cheese.