Matirè Barbera Piemonte doc
Category: Northern Italy |
GRAPE: 100% Barbera
CITY: Acqui Terme, Cremolino, Strevi
SOIL: Clay – Limestone
COLOR: Deep ruby red with violet reflections
NOSE: very rich, intense and delicate
TASTE: Dry, medium-bodied and persistent, it shows fresh fruits and a nice acidity
The vines, trained with guyot method, are approximately 20-30 years old and yield an average of 80 quintals per hectare. The harvest usually takes place in early October. The grapes are collected in small baskets and immediately taken to the winery where they are pressed and de-stemmed. They are then placed in special, temperature controlled vats where they ferment for 8-10 days with frequent pump-over to extract colouring elements. After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is stored in temperature-controlled steel vats to promote malolactic fermentation.
In spring part of the wine is transferred to medium-size oak barrels and part to barriques to age for an average of 12 months. Then the wines are blended before bottling.
Served at 65F°. Excellent with meat dishes in general and with soft cheeses.