2015 Negretti Barbera d'Alba Superiore • 0.75 l • Rosso

deep ruby red when young, tending to garnet on ageing. BOUQUET: strong vinous nose, showing plums, blackberries and spices mixed with shades of vanilla and top quality wood. TASTE: dry, with body, fairly marked acidity, and light tannins; full and well-balanced after adequate ageing.

Climate:
the Piedmont wine region has a colder, continental winter climate, and significantly lower rainfall due to the rain shadow effect of the Alps.

Underground:
the soil is dominantly calcareous marl with some limestone.

Vinification:
The grapes arrive in the winery to be selected, picked and pressed. The most obtained, ferments at a controlled temperature with a 14/16 day maceration using the “cappello sommerso” method. After drawing, the wine first matures in French Allier kegs for 18 months, and successively in 20 hl oak casks for about 6 months. After that, one more year of bottle aging before the commercialization.