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The Brothers

I Fratelli,
Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore

A layered, fruity wine with red berry character
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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. 

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Great for drinking on its own, or to accompany cured meats, hearty pasta dishes, red or white meat mains and cheeses. 

General

 

Denomination:                            Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore

Vintage:                                       2016

Grape variety:                             100 % Barbera

Production:                                 1700 bottles

Average yield per ha:                 5000 kgs

First vintage:                               ~1920

Bottle size:                                  75cl

Wine

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

Vineyard

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.

Wine making process

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