Barbera - Il Basacco

 

Appellation: Barbera of Monferrato d.o.c. ‘Basacco’
Alcoholic strength by volume: 13.5%
Bottle capacity: 75 cl
Annual production: approx. 10000 bottles
Vineyards position: Gavi
Average vineyards height: 250 m above sea level
Exposure: south-west
Vineyard age: from 20 to 30 years old
Variety: Barbera (100%)

The grape harvest is done manually usually at the beginning of October. The bottling is usually done in July.
The wine stays 5 or 6 months in wood barrels and then in stainless steel barrels.

Organoleptic test
Colour: ruby with shades of garnet red after the ageing
Scent: intense. It has marked red fruits and cherry features lightly spiced and sometimes floral. It gets bodied if it stays in wood barrels and it develops cacao and vanilla flavour
Taste: the taste blends and completes with refinement
Refinement: yes 
Pairing: it pairs with roasts, white meats and mixed boiled meat
Serving temperature: 16° - 18°C

Roasts

white meats

aged cheeses