MEDILIANO

Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG

GRAPES

Barbera 100%

 

SOIL

Calcareous clay, with south-western exposure, 250 m. above sea level.

 

CULTIVATION

Planting layout: 2,5x1 m; planting density: 4000/ha; training method: Guyot.

 

VINIFICATION

Grapes are harvested by hand and immediately de-stalked and crushed before undertaking a cold maceration at a temperature of 5C for five days. Subsequently temperature is raised to c. 23C allowing alcoholic fermentation which lasts one week, with the consequent maceration of the skins.

 

MATURATION

Malolactic fermentation and aging take place in new French oak barriques for 20 months. Lastly the wine is left in bottle for a further 12 months before being offered for sale.

 

COLOUR

Intense ruby red.

 

AROMA

Delicate and complex with notes of ripe fruit, wild berries and violets. Spicy scents of cloves and toasty hints of cocoa.

 

FLAVOUR

Fine and intense, combines silky softness with crisp acidity. Long finish with floral notes of violets.

 

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16/18C

 

 

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