• Indigenous yeasts only
• Initial fermentation lasts 8-10 days
• Before bottling wine ages for 6 months in old barrels, then 6 more months in large Slovenian oak barrels
• Aged in bottle for 3 months
• Neither fined nor filtered
All our vineyards are located in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba;
Are intended for the production of this wine 1,5 hectares of vineyards in the Ravera di Monforte area, south / south-est exposure.
All the processing in the vineyard is carried out with the utmost respect for the land. absolutely no use of herbicides.
The treatments that are preferred are copper and sulfur. the care for our vineyards is very important: it is the result of what you will taste in the bottle
Age of the Vineyard: 25 years
Varietal: Barbera 100%
Vinification: Vinification with emerged cap with daily pump-overs, early pressing after 10 days (end of fermentation), followed by a malolactic fermentation
Ageing: 10 months in Slavonia botti
Appearance: Deep red with light violet reflections
Aroma: Direct, intense, full with hints of dog rose, vanilla and spices
Taste: Full-bodied, harmonic, savory with persistant and pleasant finish.
Massimo's single cru Barbera is one of the most under-rated Italian wines we sell at Boccaccio. Every year, it sells out rather quickly without much fanfare or hype. If you love Italian wine or Barbera, I suggest you try this beauty. In the few months since I have tasted this wine, it has settled down a treat and is in top form. It should hold this line and length for many years to come (if you can, try and cellar for close to a decade and you will be blown away). Anthony D'Anna