Region / Appellation：Asti
Producer: Tenuta la Meridiana
Grape Variety：100% Barbera
The wine is made from a careful selection of grapes from the best vineyards, with a production of about 5 t / ha. The soil consists of limestone and clay marl with south-southwest exposure. The harvest is done manually. After crushing the alcoholic fermentation begins in steel containers, the process has a duration of about 20 days, always in contact with the skins for a better extraction of colour, at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C. Subsequently, it is drained and malolactic fermentation begins before the introduction in barrels. The ageing is carried out in barrels of 225 litres, for a period of 15-20 months, and after bottling it rests for at least 6 months.
Dark ruby red with violet hues in colour. Elegant, mellow, with notes of red berries and spices in nose. Dry, persistent, warm, with a balanced acidity, important aftertaste. Ideal pairing with game, red meat, boiled meat.
About the Producer:
19th century historical documents show how, already at that time, in Tenuta la Meridiana, wines of superior quality were produced and commercialized, especially Barbera.
After five generations, according to the tradition, dedication and passion that has always characterized those who worked here, the seed of this certainty is still alive: the "terroir" is still the main value, that Gianpiero Bianco and Federico Primo intend to defend, promoting the original activity of the family and producing wines that represent the best recap of territory, tradition and innovation.