Barbaresco DOCG - Vigneto Cichin
Grape-variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Growing location, altitude and soil: The Langhe (Piedmont), at an altitude of between 200 a 350 metres. The slightly clayey, calcareous white marl soil is of marine origin.
Wine-making method: The fermentation takes place in steel, with frequent breaking up of the cap and a maceration lasting around 10 days at a controlled temperature. After drawing off, and the resulting malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into large and medium-sized oak casks, where it matures for 20 months. It is then bottled, without undergoing any filtration.
Maturing and ageing in the bottle: After bottling the wine remains in glass for a further 15 months prior to being released.
Description of product: This deep garnet red wine has a lingering, spicy, elegant bouquet reminiscent of ripe red fruit. These features also show on the palate, along with mouthfilling body and just the right amount of tannins to ensure a very long life.
Recommended pairings: Barbaresco brings out the very best in big, flavoursome dishes.
Bottles produced: Approx. 4,500 bottles are produced in appropriate vintages.
Yield per hectare: The yield in grapes of 4000 kg/ha is equivalent to 28 Hl of wine.