Domenico 12L - Barbera d'Asti

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Domenico 12L Barbera d' Asti DOCG barricata grande formato per un lungo invecchiamento - premium barrique aged barbera red wine possible long aging Asti Piemonte Italy

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This big bottle of Barbera d’Asti Docg is dedicated to Domenico Laiolo, a very discreet and solitary man who, survived to the second world war‘s horrors, has given rise to vineyards and cellar of Piancanelli.

To him we owe the credit the Foundation of Piancanelli.

The high quality of the Barbera grapes vinified with traditional methods, followed by ageing in oak barrels, has made it possible to obtain a full-bodied wine with a soft and intense tannic content.

The nose is rich and complex, with vanilla overtones together with the fruity fragrance of Barbera.

If properly stored, it is suitable for long ageing.

Technical sheet

Grapes:Barbera 100% harvested by hand in 2011, produced only 8 pieces
Region:Piedmont - Italy
Alcohol:14%
Organoleptical Characteristics:
Colour: Garnet red with sparkling highlights
Bouquet:Elegant, fruity, vanillaed
Taste:Full-bodied and well-orchestrated, very soft, with a long finish. The sensations of vanilla and toastiness do not predominate over the fruitiness of this Barbera
Food pairing:Pasta dishes, roasts, grills and meats in general. Excellent with mature cheeses
Service temperature:18°C, open the bottle a few hours before drinking
Shelf life:more than 10 years
Type of soil:Clavey
Exposure: South West, 30% incline
Altitude: 300 mt
Average age of the vinyards:20 years
Hl/Ha:55
Wine making process: crushing, fermentation and maceration for 12-15 days at 26° C, malolactic fermentation, 4 months maturation on lees and following ageing for 10 months in French oak barrels (Allier)


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