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LA SPINETTA
Barbera d'Asti Superiore Bionzo 2012

14.0 Ha vineyard in Asti area, vines planted in 1942 and 1956. This is one of the Langhe’s great Barberas. A south- southwest steep exposure on sandy calcareous marl. The wine has a tremendous amount of minerality to balance the ripe red and black fruits. Fermented on the skins for seven days, aged in new wood for 18 months. Production: 28,000 bottles. 


OVERVIEW

REGION: Piedmont
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APPELLATION: Barbera d'Asti DOC
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FERMENTATION: alcoholic fermentation for 6-7 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in French oak
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PRODUCTION: 35,000 bottles/year
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COLOR / TYPE: Still
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VARIETIES: 100% Barbera
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MATURATION: entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 16-18 months, transfer to stainless steal vats for 6 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 3 months
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