- Production area:
- Geographic area:
Monferrato – Municipality of: Sala Monferrato ALESSANDRIA
- Type of terrain: White with pebbly calcareous clay;
- Vineyard elevation: 300 m a.s.l.
- Grape variety: Barbera 100%
- Vine age: 10 – 15 years
- Pruning system: Low Guyot
- Planting density: 5.200 vines/ha
- Yield: 80 quintals/ha
Vinification and ageing:
All Cascina San Pietro vineyards are planted with the utmost attention during every vegetative growth stage; the grapes undergo a thinning process to obtain a product as full-bodied and intense as ever.
Grapes are selected and placed in crates. Once harvested, they are crushed and destemmed before undergoing alcoholic fermentation using selected yeast strains.
The modern stainless steel tanks allow for continuous temperature control during fermentation. This enhances the typical fragrance and flavour of the Barbera vine variety.
The pumping over process gently extracts the colour and other substances contained in the grape skin to maintain the grape’s characteristics as much as possible, avoiding the extraction of unwanted substances from the grape seed.
The wine is aged in large durmast barrels for one year and then it is bottled and left to rest in an underground cellar, which provides the best natural conditions for the final ageing process.
Quantity produced (2014 vintage):
Colour: Ruby Red with violet reflections.
Fruit and floral notes on the nose.
The aroma is intense with excellent persistence. Its pleasant acidity blends well with the other taste elements.
The ideal serving temperature is 18-20 °C.
- Alcohol content: 14 % Vol.
- Acidity: 5,5 g/l
- Residual sugar: 0,5 g/l
- Serving temperature: 18°-20°C
UVAMATRIS ® Barbera del Monferrato d.o.c. 2014
DATE: 2o Dec 2017
Wine temperature: 20 °C
Winemaker: Cascina San Pietro – Sala Monferrato (AL)