Barbaresco D.O.C.G. RISERVA
“San Cristoforo” 10 Years Reserve
DENOMIMAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
Fruity bouquet with reminiscences of violet and raspberries. Spicy hints of cinnamon, tobacco and cocoa. Full, enchanting and elegant taste, intense with a good body. Ideal serving temperature is 18°-20°C. Also very good at 16°-17°C. Do not expose to abrupt changes of temperature. Its fragrance and scents are highlighted if put into a crystal decanter and then poured into crystal stemware with an ample bowl. Swirl it around the glass to finally taste and appreciate it. This wine is for moments to remember and sophisticated tables. It is a perfect match for savory stuffed pasta, stewed and braised meats, game and pungent, fully ripe cheeses. Excellent with delicate fruits like strawberries.
Barbaresco elevates any moment to a special occasion.
COLOR: Intense garnet red
GRAPE: 100% Nebbiolo
VINEYARDS: “San Cristoforo” on San Cristoforo hill in Neive
EXPOSURE: South - West
YIELD PER HL/HA: Max 80 qt/hectare
HARVEST: Manual, first half of October
CELLAR TEMPERATURE: 14°–18°C constant
VINIFICATION: The best grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 30 days. After racking, the new wine is put into 15 hl Slavonian oak casks for about 36 months. Next, it is bottled and left to age for at least 7 years, developing its distinctive character and elegant bouquet. The tenth year the wine is ready for the market.