Crushed & Cured
Barbera d'Asti Superiore "La Vigna Vecchia" DOCG, Cossetti, Piedmont, Italy, 2020
Clementina Cossetti's legendary Barbera from 90+ year old vines. A wine with an intense ruby colour that acquires light garnet undertones with ageing. Immediate typicity of Barbera on the nose with a slight spiciness. Pleasantly full and harmonious flavour.
Vineyards are mostly older than 25 years old with a perfect sun exposition, some vines are more than 90-years-old. The grapes are collected in containers and crushed while trying to keep the fruit as uncontaminated as possible. This is followed by fermentation of sugars in steel vats at a temperature of 28-30°. Devatting takes place after the sugar has been converted, and after 2 rackings it goes on to malolactic fermentation. It is aged for at least one year in 50 hl oak barrels and partly in second use barriques. Final ageing in the bottle for 6 months before it is released
Grape Variety: Barbera