La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian

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La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian

  • Denomination: Barbera d’Asti DOCG

  • Grape variety: 100% Barbera

  • Alcohol content: 14% by vol.

  • Average production: 80,000 bottles per year

  • Average yield per ha: 3,500 bottles

  • Name/location: Castagnole and Costigliole, southern exposure

  • Soil type: calcareous

  • Average vine age: 29-34 years

  • Average altitude: 300 m a.s.l.

  • Vineyard size: 23 hectares (50 acres)

  • Farming: sustainable, no use of pesticides or herbicides

  • Time of harvest: end of September / beginning of October

  • Winemaking process: alcoholic fermentation for 6-7 days in temperature controlled roto- fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak 12 months in partly in new and partly in used medium toast French oak barrels transfer to stainless steel vats for 12 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 12 months