Barbera d’Asti La Crena 2003
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Winemaking: The grapes are selected form the single vineyard La Crena in Agliano d’Asti with 3,800 plants by hectare, which are 67 years old. The must rests for 8 days in stainless steel tanks at of alcoholic fermentation in steel tank at 30- 32°C with 2-3 fullages daily in the electro-pneumatically system.
Aging: After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is moved in French oak barrels for 16 months then it is assembled in steel tanks until the bottling. Unfiltered
Description: Rich ruby purple color with concentrated ripe aromas of red raspberry and cherry with a touch of vanilla, toast and spice. On the richer sideof Barbera with lush fruit, well balanced acidity, good integration of oak and a long lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses
Alcohol: 14.5% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 6.4 g/l
Rating: 2003 La Crena – 91 Points “The Wine Advocate”