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LA SPINETTA Barbera d'Asti Superiore Bionzo Bottle
LA SPINETTA (Italy)

LA SPINETTA Barbera d'Asti Superiore Bionzo


   
Denomination Barbera d'Asti DOC
Variety 100% Barbera
Average production 35,000 bottles (9% of entire wine production)
Average yield per ha 2,500 bottles
Vinyeard  Bionzo Costigliole d'Asti
Type of Soil  Calcareous
Average Age of Vines  45-55 years
Average altitude 300 m
Vineyard size 14 hectare (30 acres)
Special characteristics South exposure, very old 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 French oak
Aging Entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 16-18 months
Bottling Transfer to stainless steal vats for 6 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 3 months
Specialties  No filtration and clarifying
Release 2 years and 2 months after harvest
Winemaker's Comments  Color:        Dark ruby red
Bouquet:   Dense, with scents that remind of blackberry and mint flower
Taste:        Full bodied, fresh with tannins and good acidity, long finish
Food Pairing Strong, soft cheeses, wild game and all types of red meat
Evolution 20 to 25 years
Recommended
serving temperature
16-17 degrees Celsius