Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza La Crena
Wine: 100% Barbera
Vineyard: La Crena
Area of planting: Asti
Region: Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Vinemaking: The grapes are selected form the single vineyard La Crena in Agliano d'Asti planted in 1932 with 4,800 plants by hectare. The must rests for 16 days in stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation in steel tank at 26-32°C (78-89° F) with 2-3 fullages daily in the electro pneumatically system.
Description: “Vietti’s 2007 Barbera d’Asti La Crena is a thrilling glass of wine. Jammy dark fruit, minerals, spices and French oak come together beautifully in this opulent, gorgeous La Crena. Today the wine is naturally quite primary, but with another few years in the bottle, it should develop plenty of tertiary nuances. I generally have my best experiences with La Crena around age ten, and have found it to be a wine that can stand side by side with just about anything.”
(Antonio Galloni – The Wine Advocate – February 2011).
Food pairings: Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses
Alcohol: 14,80 % Alc. by vol.
Total acidity: 5,8g/L
Total dry extract: 35,4 g/L
Bottles: 9.852 bottles - 120 magnums