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LA SPINETTA Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian Bottle
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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
Recommended
serving temperature
16-17 degrees Celsius