Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Grape variety: Barbera.
Location: Cisterna (AT) Piedmont, Italy.
Vineyard characteristics: Well-exposed and hilly vineyards of variable age.
The soil is sandy and the vines are cultivated with the Guyotsystem.
Vinification: Crushing and de-stemming of the manually harvested and perfectly ripe grapes. Fermentation with maceration on the skins for 10-12 days. Racking and immediate control of the malolactic fermentation.
Maturation and aging: Fined in barrique and tonneaux for 15-16 months and finally bottled.
Organoleptic characteristics: Bright ruby red colour with garnet tints; an intense, vinous and persistent fragrance; dry, warm and full flavour.
Served at 18°C.