This can be considered a “meditation” wine, as the high alcohol content and its great body make it a wine that “makes you ponder”.
It is excellent when paired with dishes of great structure, such as red meats of all kinds and game.
It is recommended to serve this wine in large glasses, such as “balon”, to allow adequate oxygenation, which will allow the aroma and taste to be released in their maximum intensity and elegance, and thus be appreciated to the fullest.
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- EU Area → UPS Standard, delivery within 3 — 6 working days
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Enrico and his brother Davide are two young producers who passionately carry on the family business born in the 70s in Castiglione Tinella. This area is renowned for the production of Moscato d’Asti. Read more
Product Name: Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore Dodici Lune
Appellation: Barbera d’Asti Superiore
Type: still, aged red
Country/Region: Piedmont, Italy
Alcool percentage: 14,5%
Residual sugar: about 2 g/l
Method: the grapes are harvested by hand and destemmed using a special destemming machine; the latter separates the stems from the berries and then crushes the
destemmed making the must come out. The destemmed crushed grapes are then pumped into the special steel fermentation tanks (Fermentini); in these tanks, selected yeasts are added and alcoholic fermentation begins at a controlled temperature, which will last until the fermentable sugars are exhausted. At this stage, frequent pumping over (an operation that consists of wetting the floating skins on the fermenting must with the same must taken from the bottom of the tank by means of a special pump) and delestage (decanting a part of the fermenting must and putting it back into the tank from the top, wetting the floating skins) are carried out. At the end of fermentation – maceration, the wine is separated from the skins (racking operation) and the latter pressed and sent to the distillery. The obtained wine is racked after 7 days from the end of alcoholic fermentation, separated from the lees (fermentation residues) and heated to 20°C for the ‘start of malolactic fermentation (transformation of malic acid into lactic acid), a fundamental phase for microbiological stability and the achievement of a good level of taste softness. At the end of this fermentation, we proceed with second cleaning racking. The wine remains in steel tanks until ‘the beginning of March, when milder spring temperatures allow racking into wooden barrels and the beginning of the aging period.
Temperature: 27 – 28°C
Lenght: 7 – 10 days
Malolactic: carried out in steel tank
Aging: in a wooden barrel
Age of barrels: new barrel
Wood type: classic round, size 15 hectoliters
Barrels type: French oak
Level of toast: medium
Percentage of new barrel: 100%
Aging time in wood: 12 months
Minimum aging in bottle: 10 – 15 days after bottling
Empty bottle weight: 550 g
Aging potential: 10 years
Cork size: 24,2 x 44
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: Bordeaux Euoropean Transalpine
% of Grape / Cépage: barbera
Soil:medium mixture, with a good endowment of clay, silt, and iron and aluminum silicates. Low endowment of limestone
Agricultural method: spontaneous grassing, with 2 mowing of the ‘grass during the spring – summer season and one tillage (subsoiling with a 3-tooth ripper) to a depth of 30 – 40 cm, carried out in the fall. Limited use of fungicides and total elimination of the practice of chemical weeding. Light thinning is also practiced to eliminate any tangles of clusters that would prevent proper ripening
Year of plantation: 1955
Date of harvest: October
Type of harvest: manual in crates
Geolocation: mid hill
Total acidity: about 6 g/l in tartaric acid
Shipping & Delivery
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We are very careful about the quality of the packaging, to avoid problems during shipping.
For the bottles we use packages that are suitable for transport, which keep the contents still. You may receive two different types (both very valid and chosen according to the regulations of the shipping countries):
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