Barbera d'Asti Ronco Malo 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB0555-13
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Barbera
Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Piedmont
Farming Type: 
Organic
Bera

100% Barbera. Though the calling card of Bera is their Moscato d'Asti, they grow Barbera (as well as Dolcetto) on their certified-organic estate in the Canelli hills. Ronco di Malo is the parcel of the oldest Barbera vines, which average 50 years old (formerly a much higher number but the the 80-year-old vines had to be replaced not long ago due to flavescenza dorata). The fruit is hand-harvested at a very high ripeness level; it is destemmed and gently crushed, then fermented spontaneously with indigneous yeasts in concrete tank, without the addition of sulfur. Maceration is lengthy, lasting up to a month. The wine is aged entirely in concrete tank for two and a half years on its lees for 18-24 months without racking (in order to develop complexity and to reduce the need for sulfur). it is bottled unfiltered with a mere 1 g/liter of sulfur.

 

 

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