Wine CompanyMarco Bonfante Srl
HolderMarco e Micaela Bonfante
BRICCO BONFANTE NIZZA
Barbera d’Asti Superiore 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.