Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne 2004
Variety: 100% Barbera
First vintage: 1997
Vineyards: The grapes are selected from three vineyards in Agliano d’Asti, in La Crena hamlet: a part of La Crena vineyard, the same used for the Barbera Cru “La Crena”, a vineyard planted in 1978 and another in 1996. The medium density is of 4.800 plants for hectares.South exposure.
Wine Production by hectare: 40 hl
Harvest: Between 18th and 20th of September
Vinification: Cold maceration before the alcoholic fermentation for 48 hours. The must is kept, for 12 days, in stainless steel tanks at 30-32°C, with frequent pumping-over and “delestage”. After this the wine in moved into barriques for the malolactic. At the end of the malolactic the wine stays for 4 months on the lees. The total ageing between barriques and Slovenian oak casks is of 12 months.
Bottles: 38.000 bottles by 750 ml