Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore
A layered, fruity wine with red berry character
The Taste Profile (by Luca Maroni): A dense and full-bodied wine due to its high and powerful concentration, where the persuasiveness of its taste prevents any aggressive palatal expression. The aromatic recall to a limpid and unoxidised fruit, shows off a roundness and softness that make its tasting silky and smooth. A majestic, harmonious, clear and strong wine in its powerful, persistent, balsamic texture.
The Name: "i Fratelli" - "the Brothers", is one of the Hans Christian Anderson's tale. Click here to read more about the stories and how we name our wines.
Great for drinking on its own, or to accompany cured meats, hearty pasta dishes, red or white meat mains and cheeses.
Denomination: Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore
Grape variety: 100 % Barbera
Production: 1700 bottles
Average yield per ha: 5000 kgs
First vintage: ~1920
Bottle size: 75cl
Color: Intense ruby red
Bouquet: Aromas of blueberry with fresh cherry and raspberry, hints of spices
Taste: Full bodied with fruity acidity and a balanced silky texture
Evolution: 10-15 years
Alcohol content/pH level: 14.9%/3.3
Total acidity/Sugar content: 6.8/3.4 grams per liter
Serving temperature: 18-20 Celsius
Recommended glass: Syrah/Shiraz type
Location : Bionzo, Costiglioled’Asti
Special characteristics: South west exposure, old vines
Soil type: Calcareous clay
Age of vines: 60 years
Training system: Guyot
Average altitude: 300 meters above sea level
Vineyard size: 0.8 ha
Farming: Sustainable, limited use of pesticides, no herbicides.
Time of harvest: End September
Cellar: Az. Agricola Qimisola, Bionzo
Fermentation: Alcoholic (12 days) and malo-lactic fermentations in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 20 months in used medium toast French oak barrels. Transfer to stainless steel vats for 1 months before bottling
Bottling: August 2018, aging in bottle for an additional 6 months
Release: March 2019