Canavese Barbera

Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.)

Barbera is a widely spread grapevine across the Piedmont region; very much loved by the shepherds for its generous fruits. 

Barbera and the Canavese terroir

Ruby red colour with violet notes, the bouquet is intense, with hints of spices and withered fruits. In the mouth is mild, dry, with long lasting flavours of ripe fruits.

The vineyard

Location: Nearby the village of Cuceglio
Altitude: 370 m above the sea level.
Soil: acid, rocky Density: 5000 plants per Ha
Trimming technique: Guyot

Vinification

Grape: Barbera 100%
Harvest: mid September
Vinification: fermentation at 30°C, 12 days of maceration with good use of the "delèstage" technique (rack and return)
Aging: 1 year in new and second and third round French oak barriques
Bottling in autumn, with waning moon.

The wine

Analytical data

Alcoholic content: 14% by volume
Sugar: 1 g/l
Total Acidity: 6,0 g/l

Food affinity

Perfect with all kind of red meat specially stewed or braised.
To be served at 18°C.

Our suggestion

Fassona beef tartare – Barbera Canavese 2008

Recommended serving glass

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The ideal vintage

3-5 years