La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Superiore Bionzo

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La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Superiore Bionzo

  • Denomination: Barbera d’Asti DOCG

  • Grape variety: 100% Barbera

  • Alcohol content: 14.5% by vol.

  • Average production: 12,000 bottles per year

  • Average yield per ha: 2,500 bottles

  • Name/location: Bionzo, Costigliole d’Asti, southern exposure

  • Soil type: calcareous

  • Average vine age: 62-72 years

  • Average altitude: 300 m a.s.l.

  • Vineyard size: 5 hectares (11 acres)

  • Farming: very old vines, sustainable, no use of pesticides nor herbicides

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

  • Winemaking process: alcoholic fermentation for 6-7 days in temperature-controlled rotofermenters; malolactic fermentation in French oak 16-18 months in entirely new, medium toast French oak barrels transfer to stainless steel vats for 6 months before bottling; aging in bottle for an additional 6 months no filtration, no clarifying