Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Grape variety: Bonarda.
Location: Cisterna d’Asti and Canale (CN) Piedmont, Italy.
Vineyard characteristics: Well-exposed hilly vineyards of average age. The soil is dry, sandy and rich in minerals. The vines are cultivated with the Guyot system.
Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand, crushed and destalking immediately upon their arrival in the winecellar. The fermentation of the must remains in contact with the skins for 5-7 days; drawing off and control of the malolactic fermentation. Refermentation in autoclave till 0,8 bar of pression.
Maturation and aging: Stored in tanks for 6-7 months, 50% in vitrified cement and 50 in steel tanks for a refermentation then the slightly lively wine is bottled.
Organoleptic characteristics: Intense ruby red colour; vinous and fruity fragrance, with a full and harmonic flavour, slightly lively and agreeable.
Served at 16-18°C.