Barbera d' Asti
2005 - Average winter with two snowfalls in December, followed by a dry January and February, April brought lots of rain (150mm).
The summer was warm and quite dry, in September there were some rainy days (80 mm), for five days in October we had heavy rain from 9 th to 14 th ( 110 mm ). The optimal temperatures sped up the vegetative growth of the plants, without originating any kind of phytopathalogic problems.
This year our traditional way of running the vineyards (manual thinning out and control of yield per hectare) played, more than ever, a very important role: indeed during the September rainfall the fact that the grapes were separated from each other and free from leaves impeded the stagnation of the water and eventual deterioration of the grapes.
The limited quantity of yield per plant enabled us to reach the perfect maturity a bit earlier than the previous year: the harvest took place rapidly and on time.
TASTING NOTES Colour: Ruby red with brilliant highlights, Aroma: Full, very elegant and fresh with red fruits notes, mint and liquorice, Taste: Ample, rich and harmonious, inviting notes of extraordinary freshness. A wine of great longevity