BARBERA D’ASTI SUPERIORE docg
GRAPE VARIETY: Barbera
SURFACE AND GROWING AREA: 1,5 Ha in Calosso town
AGE OF THE VINEYARDS: Over 60 years old.
VINE DENSITY: Approx 4500 per hectare.
HARVEST: End-September/beginning-October traditional harvest with strict manual selection of grapes.
WINE HL PER HECTARE: 60 hl per hectare
NUMBER OF BOTTLES PRODUCED: 10.000
WINEMAKING: Maceration and fermentation take place in a traditional way, in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperature, for about 25 days. Malo-lactic can take place.
AGEING: Ageing in French oak barriques (50% new and 50% second passage).
ANALYTICAL INFO: Alcohol content: approx 15,00%Vol; total acidity: approx 5,70 g/l; residual sugar: approx 2,10 g/l; dry extract: approx 29,90 g/l; total SO2: approx 84 mg/l;
TASTING NOTES: Wine of good pulp from ruby red color with slight brick notes; scent of extensive proposal (ripe fruit, cocoa, spices and vanilla), dry, robust, rich and persistent taste.
SUGGESTION: Perfect pairing with red meat, roasted meat, game and aged cheeses; wine with good ageing potential; keep it lying down in a dark place at a costant temperature of about 12-14°C and serve in a large glass (Balon) at about 20°C.
CURIOSITY: The word “Sansì” in Piedmont dialect means “San Siro”. The winery stands on San Siro hill, where there is still the church dedicated to the saint. The vineyards of this Barbera surround this church. It seemed natural to call the wine with the same name of these “Sansì” vineyards. The label well represents the color of Barbera wine with all its shades of purple, dark red and blue. San Siro was also a crusader, a knight and we like to think he can protect these Barbera vineyards. Also for this reason the family decided to adopt “Scagliola Sansì” as emblem of the winery.