TYPE Barbera d'Asti DOCG "Monte Colombo"
PRODUCTION AREA Located on the Monte Colombo estate in the Municipality of Cassine, Province of Alessandria, with southern exposure and an average altitude of about 280m above sea level.
VARIETY Barbera 100%
VINIFICATION Red vinification with emerged cap maceration at a controlled temperature of 28 ° and subsequent post-submerged cap maceration for ten / twenty days. Repeated daily pumping over and periodic delestage. Complete malolactic fermentation following the alcoholic fermentation.
COLOR Intense, deep and brilliant ruby red
BOUQUET Intense and clear hints of red fruit, raspberry and cherry in spirit. Spicy and coffee bean notes underline its olfactory complexity.
PAIRINGS Ideal with rich first courses and red meats with tasty seasonings. Also excellent with medium-aged hard cheeses
TASTE On the palate it is enveloping, full, powerful and with great personality. The elegance and freshness make it balanced and very persistent.
NOTES On the top of the hill adjacent to the properties of La Serra rise the vineyards of Monte Colombo, two and a half hectares of land, an average altitude of 280 m asl and a prevalent southern exposure. Barbera d'Asti whose production takes place only in the best vintages. This powerful Barbera d'Asti comes from an excellent vineyard in the municipality of Cassine, left abandoned for many years before the Grésy family planted them in 1998. The grapes are harvested and selected with care and the must fermented in vats. steel before the young wine undergoes 12 months of aging in French oak barrels and subsequent sixteen months in Slavonian oak barrels. Refinement in the bottle for about ten months before release.
AGING Aging in French oak barriques for twelve months and subsequent sixteen months in Slavonian oak barrels. Refinement in the bottle for about ten months before release.