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Red; 2011; Region: Piedmont
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Quattrofilari Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG
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Alcohol Content: 14.5%Serving Temp: 18 °CAging: 12-15 months. Further refinement for 2-3 months in steel tanksAcidity: 6.5 gr/l
Famous for its high acidity, which for a long time has characterized as popular rustic wine, Barbera today reaches the highest levels of quality thanks to the wise refinement in barrels. And two years of aging in barrels turn out our "Quattro Filari", the four rows to the north of the vineyard Mombarone, with a special chemical composition of the soil, capable of giving grapes uniqueness.
Classical red vinification, with crushing of the grapes, stripping and fermentation in vats at a controlled temperature (28-30 ° C) for about 7-10 days depending on the vintage. In this period about 2/3 pumping are made to promote fermentation and its processes. After fermentation, the lees are remouved and the refinement starts in new oak barrels where the wine is kept for about 12/15 months. Before bottling there are a light cleaning and a further refinement for 2-3 moths in steel tanks.
The color is ruby red with violet hues; it has with hints of ripe red fruit and spice, with flavors of cherry, plum and rosemary, nuances of spice and pepper. Tending to ethereal with aging and intence woody fragrance. The taste is full, structured, round and harmonious. It gives its best in pairing to pasta dishes, cheese and red meat, especially stews.