Barbera d’Asti La Crena 2006
Region: Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Winemaking: the grapes are selected form the single vineyard La Crena in Agliano d’Asti planted in 1932 with 4,800 plants by hectare. The must rests for 8-10 days in stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation in steel tank at 26-32°C (78-89° F) 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 side of 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: 14.80% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Total dry extract: 31.5 g/L
Bottles: 13.440 bottles – 120 magnums