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The Thumberlina

La Mignolina
Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore

A simple, elegant Barbera wine with fineness at its heart. 

The Taste Profile : A third version of Barbera made by Lars. Fresh and inviting, with aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and a hint of violet. Juicy red berries dominate, complemented by nuances of cranberry and a whisper of white pepper. The simplicity of its steel tank aging allows the pure fruit flavors to shine..  Smooth and elegant, this Barbera di Asti offers a fresh and simplistic style, perfect for those who appreciate a more straightforward, yet beautifully expressive wine. Ideal for pairing with light dishes or enjoying on its own as an everyday pleasure.

The Name: "La Mignolina" - "the Thumberlina", is one of the Hans Christian Anderson's tale.  a little girl only the size of a thumb, yet with a big heart of kindness that brings joy to others. We hope this wine carries Thumbelina's spirit, with simplicity at its heart and elegance as its style, promising pleasant company with each sip.  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. 

General

 

Denomination:                            Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore

Vintage:                                       2021

Grape variety:                             100 % Barbera

Production:                                  440 bottles

Average yield per ha:                 3500 kgs

First vintage:                               ~ 1920, 2015 as Qimisola

Bottle size:                                  75cl

Wine

Color:                                            Intense ruby red

Bouquet:                                       Aromas of blueberry with fresh cherry and raspberry, hints of spices

Taste:                                             Fruity acidity and a balanced silky texture

Evolution:                                       1-5 years

Alcohol content/pH level:            15.6%/3.45

Total acidity/Sugar content:       6.2/4.1 grams per liter

Serving temperature:                  16-18 Celsius

Recommended glass:                 Syrah/Shiraz type

The versatility allows this wine to accompany an entire multi-course meal with fx.

cured meats, hearty pasta dishes, red or white meat mains and cheeses.

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:                           October 4th 2021

Cellar:                                            Az. Agricola Qimisola, Bionzo

Fermentation:                               Alcoholic (13 days) and malo-lactic fermentations in stainless steel tanks 

Aging:                                           20 months in stainless still vats. 

Bottling:                                        September 2023

Release:                                        July 2024

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