Barbera d’Asti La Crena 2004
Variety: 100% Barbera
First Vintage: 1996
Vineyards: The grapes are selected from the single vineyard La Crena in Agliano d’Asti, with 4.800 plants per hectare, using goujot system. The vines were planted in 1932 on a muddy-clayey soil. South exposure. Total surface: 3 hectares
Wine Production by hectare: 20 hl
Harvest: 10th of September
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in open stainless steel tanks for 8-10 days, with daily mechanic punching-down, “delestage” and several open air pumping-over at 26°-32° C. Just after the alcoholic fermentation, the must is moved into barriques for the malolactic. The total ageing in barriques is of 16 months. Bottled unfiltered in Mai 2006.
Bottles: 9.930 by 750 ml and 100 magnums by 1.500 ml