BARBERA D'ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE Tinella
The vineyard is located in the Rorisso hill of Castagnole Lanze, extending over an area of little more than one hectare (2.5 acres) facing west. The vines are more than 70 years old. Their age naturally produces a low yield, which is further reduced by a stringent selection of the grapes, producing a yield in wine around 30 hectolitres per hectare. Vinification begins with a light destemming of the grapes, followed by a 15-days alcoholic fermentation in steel vats, with frequent pumping over. The wine then stays for a further 15 days with the skins ( we use the old technique of the submerged cap ), before being transferred into barrels/casks for its malolactic fermentation. This Barbera spends about two years in wood before being bottled unfiltered, during the days of a waning moon. Ruby-red colour and full-bodied wine. Floral and fruity aroma of concentrated berries and tar with hints of blackberry. Refreshing acidity, rich and soft tannins and a long lingering finish.