Barbera / DOC Oltrepò Pavese
ORIGIN: Oltrepò Pavese
VINE VARIETY: Monovarietal Barbera.
SOIL: Clayey, slimy with calcareous marl, located around the 45° parallel north
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Guyot-trained
HARVESTING: By hand and mechanical harvesting.
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming with maceration on the skins and fermentation at controlled temperature with cultured yeasts.
REFINING: In stainless steel vats, followed by a second natural fermentation in pressurized vats at 18°C temperature. During ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%vol
COLOUR: Ruby red with vivid tinges.
NOSE: Fruity, with hits of black currant, wild blackberries with a spicy pepper note.
PALATE: Chamois-soft and mouth filling, rightly tannic, sapid with a pleasant sparkling hint.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Frikandeller (Denmark) – Hot Dog (Germany)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14 – 16°C
CURIOSITY: The origin of the name seems to be the word “Bàrberus”, which means bursting, aggressive. There are references to the Barbera vine dating back to 1514 in the old Piedmont, currently Oltrepò Pavese.