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Barbera d’Asti Superiore

Azienda Agricola Il Botolo | Barbera d'Asti Superiore
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    TERROIR CHARACTERISTICS
    Origin: from the vineyards of the Estate in Nizza Monferrato, Piedmont
    Altitudine: 200 m a.s.l
    Size of vineyard: 4,64 Ha
    Exposure: Various
    Type of soil: clayey
    Vine planting density: 5000 vines/Ha
    Vineyard training system: guyot
    Age of vines: more than 25 years old
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    WINE TASTING NOTES

    Ruby-red in color, with garnet nuances, this structured and well balanced wine has a smooth full bodied round taste. The long aging in big barrels and in French barrique for at least 6 months enhances its characteristic scents of marasca cherry, berries and mint leaves.

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    TECHNICAL NOTES
    Grape variety: 100% Barbera
    Vineyard practice: hand-harvesting
    Wine-making method: fermentation in stainless steel vats
    Ageing method: medium toast large oak barrels and small French barrique for at least 6 months
    Bottle: bordolese medium cc 750
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    PAIRING

    Pair with red meat, game and aged cheeses

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    SUGGESTED SERVING TEMPERATURE

    between 16°-18°C (61°-65° F)

Barbera Superiore DOCG is a red wine with good harmony and robustness.

Under DOCG rules, this wine must be made with a minimum of 90% barbera grapes and all vinification, aging and bottling operations must be carried out within the DOCG area, that includes part of the provinces of Alessandria and Asti.

Prior to being released, Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG must be aged for at least 14 months, including at least 6 months in wood, that gives it its characteristic ruby red color and its vinous notes.

This structured and well-balanced wine is particularly suitable for pairing with pasta dishes, game, meat dishes and aged cheeses.   Americans and Canadians alike are in love with this wine’s drinkability and structure, and particularly enjoy pairing it with chocolate-based desserts.

OUR WINES

Maximum expressions of the Piedmont territory

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