imageLA SPINETTA Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian Bottle
LA SPINETTA Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian Bottle

LA SPINETTA Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian

Denomination Barbera d'Asti DOC 
Variety 100% Barbera
Average production 80,000 bottles (17% of production)
Average yield per ha 3,500 bottles
Vineyard Castagnole and Costigliole
Type of Soil  Calcareous
Average Age of Vines  6-20 years
Average altitude 300 m
Vineyard size 23 hectare (50 acres)
Special characteristics South exposure, the only Barbera that comes from younger vines
Time of Harvest End of September / beginning of October
Cellar LA SPINETTA, Castagnole Lanze
Vinification Details Alcoholic fermentation for 6-7 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in oak
Aging Entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 12 months
Bottling Transfer to stainless steal vats for 6 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 2 months
Specialties  No filtration, no clarifying
Release 20 months after harvest
Winemaker's Comments  Color:         Ruby red with purple reflections
Bouquet:    Very dense, with scents reminding of Marasca cherry, violets followed by plum
Taste:         Fresh and fruity, the acidity is balanced by generous alcohol and mild tannins
 Food Pairing All kinds of appetizers and soft cheeses
 Evolution 10 to 15 years
serving temperature
16-17 degrees Celsius