Area: Portacomaro d’Asti
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Alcohol level: 14% vol.
Vinificatinon and ageing: The grapes are picked by hand and are vinified traditionally, with a delicate maceration on the skins. The wine then matures for eight months in small 700 lt. (154 gallon) French oak barrels, followed by a further three months’ bottle ageing.
Colour: Ruby-red with pale purplish highlights.
Bouquet: Full and intense, with scents of cherries and emerging spicy hints.
Flavour: Fresh and fruity, full-flavored and appealing, with a persistent finish.
Serving temperature: Serve at around 18°C. (64°F.)
Food matches: A wine that can be drunk throughout the meal, but which goes particularly well with richly flavored dishes, roasts, grilled meats and cheeses.