The Old Man
Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore
A full bodied wine, full of black and red fruit.
Taste profile (by Luca Maroni): Sensations- the extract of this sample reveals a spectacular mass of fruit. A high concentration and strength that give every sensorial reverberation of this wine a truly exceptional aromatic insistence and persistence. The gustatory softness is equally admirable, with all the verve of acidity and the dense texture of tannins, perfectly wrapped in a soft and persuasive black cherry pulp. Finally, hints of sweet spice balms that amplify the expressive roundness of an outstanding wine of absolute consistency. A great wine.
The Name: "il Babbo" - "the Father", or "What the Old Man Does is Always Right", is one of the Hans Christian Anderson's tale. Click here to read more about the stories and how we name our wines.
The versatility allows this wine to accompany an entire multi-course meal with e.g. cured meats, hearty pasta dishes, red or white meat mains and cheeses.
Denomination: Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore
Grape variety: 100 % Barbera
Production: 1300 bottles
Average yield per ha: 5000 kgs
Bottle size: 75cl
Color: Intense ruby red
Bouquet: Aromas of blackberry with hints of vanilla
Taste: A full bodied wine, balancing intense fruits
with structure and texture.
Evolution: 10-15 years
Alcohol content/pH level: 15.5%/3.3
Total acidity/Sugar content: 6.5/3.5 grams per liter
Serving temperature: 18-20 Celsius
Recommended glass: Syrah/Shiraz type
Location : Bionzo, Costiglioled’Asti
Special characteristics: South west exposure, top of the ridge, very old vines
Soil type: Calcareous clay
Age of vines: 60-100 years
Training system: Guyot
Average altitude: 300 meters above sea level
Vineyard size: 0.8 ha
Farming: Sustainable, biological vineyard manage
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 new 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