Barbera d'Alba DOC Cascina Nuova

The vineyards of Cascina Nuova take their name from our farmhouse, the seat of our winery. The land is adjacent to the cru of Arborina at about 250-300 MASL and thus has similar soil properties. Here, we cultivate barbera grapes according to strict qualitative standards by selecting only the best grapes with a low yield, giving us a concentrated, full-bodied Barbera d’Alba, which benefits from a slow aging in wood.

Variety: 100% Barbera
 
Age of vineyards: planted in the early 1960s

Vine training system: Guyot

Vinification: maceration on the skins in rotary fermenters at a controlled temperature for about 10 days before the grapes are pressed and alcoholic fermentation is concluded in stainless steel (about 20 days), where malolactic fermentation also takes place at a controlled temperature. Towards December, the wine is transferred to small barrels of oak, 70% of which are new and 30% used, where they remain to age for 18 months. After decanting in stainless steel, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

Color: intense, almost opaque ruby red

Aroma: ample and immediate, with notes of plum jam and elderflower. Lightly spicy finish with hints of candied fruit.

Flavor: powerful and vigorous, with excellent balance between concentration and acidity. Persistence and minerality well expressed due to the age of the vineyards and its unique soil.

Serving temperature: 16°-18°C. It is particularly enjoyable to savor its initial freshness and then appreciate the evolution of its aromas as the wine slowly warms in the glass.

Evolution: immediately enjoyable yet has the potential to age well for years to come.

Bottles produced: about 6,000