Berta Barbera d’Asti Superiore-1842 Valbeccara
Variety: 100 % Barbera
Quality: red, dry wine Year: 2017
Production area: Italy, Piedmont, Asti, Nizza Monferrato 260 mt slm aspect sud/west, vineyards “Zisula”.
Soil characteristics: marl, sands and sandstone Yield: 8 tonnes hectare
Average vine age:45 years
Density: 5000/vines hectare
Bottle capacity : 0.75 liters
Color: Intense ruby color
Bouquet: Lingering fragrance and fruity with notes of violet and ripe fruit flavor, and spicy note, excellent flavor , Elegant and full-bodied wine, harmonious and round.
Taste: Elegant and full-bodied wine, with intense hints of red fruits and spicy notes, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice and tobacco.
Ravioli, chicken meat, fowl and all red meats, game, stews and medium-mature cheeses.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are harvested by hand when fully mature, destemmed and delicately pressed. The must is fermented in vats at a controller temperature of 26°-28°C.The wine is then aged in new French oak barrique of 225 lt for 6 months and after 6 months in big barrels of acacia.
Awards: 91 points from J. Suckling – 2018, vintage 2016