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Barbera d'Asti 5 Vignés

Wine name:Barbera d'Asti 5 Vignés

Appellation:BARBERA D'ASTI DOCG

Zone:Montegrosso d'Asti and Costigliole

Vineyard extension (hectares):3.5

Blend:100% Barbera

Vineyard age (year of planting):Barbera 1954

Soil Type:The soil varies from sandy to calcareous

Exposure:Various

Colour:Intense ruby red

Nose:Ethereal, supple, with sweet notes of black and red cherry, underbrush berries, slight tones of cocoa beans and of tobacco in the finish

Flavour:Fresh and velvety, very delicate acidity, complex, elegant, pleasant to drink

Serving temperature (°C):17-18

Match with:Pasta dishes and cheese

Average no. bottles/year:2,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Notes:

The wine is produced from 5 different vineyards with different exposure and different types of soil from sandy to calcareous. The age of the vines is approx. 60 years. Clover and other grasses are sown on the aisles between the rows of vines, only bordelaise poultice is sprayed.

Vinification and ageing

The harvest takes place at the end of September. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and maceration with the skins for approx. 5-10 days (30% in large oak casks, the rest in steel). The wines from the 5 different vineyards are then blended. Bottling after 12-14 months

Wine Producer

LA MORANDINA

Website:http://www.lamorandina.com

Address:Strada Morandini, 11 12053 Castiglione Tinella CN

Owner:Morando family

Year of establishment:1800

Total annual production:150000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):21

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):8ha Barbera 11ha Moscato bianco 1ha Nebbiolo 0.1ha Syrah

Vine training system:
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:In the conversion phase to be certified organic

Harvest period:Mid September/Mid October

Agronomist:Paolo Morando

Oenologist:Giulio Morando

History

The Morando Family has lived in this area since 1580. In 1988 the major part of the bordering land was purchased and at present the vineyards extend for 21 hectares in the best zones for the production of the various wines: i.e. Castiglione Tinellla for Moscato, Montegrosso and Costigliole d'Asti for Barbera and Neive for Barbaresco. Paolo supervises all work in the vineyards, while his brother Giulio is responsible for the wine-making.
The Morando brothers’ Moscato is perfection: it has the richness that thoroughly satisfies coupled to a fragrant freshness that prevents cloying; and the bouquet transcends Moscato with unique nuances of sage and mint.
In this estate strict organic practices have been utilized for over 30 years, in fact chemical pesticides and fertilizers are banned in favour of sulphur and copper base products, manure and compost. Leguminous plants are sown on the aisles between the rows of vines and biological control is normally used against some kinds of pests. Furthermore, Giulio and Paolo Morando closely collaborate with the University of Turin, where their uncle Albino has taught viticulture for many years, and a considerable amount of research work is carried out at La Morandina. The estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic.
The estate offers two wonderful Barbera d’Asti, Barbera Varmat and Barbera Zucchetto, both issuing from very old vines: husky and riddled with spice, these are pure examples of this rich soil, originating from the Miocene Epoch during which the Alps continued rising from the sea (fossilized shells can be found in the ground). The vines of the Varmat cru are prephylloxera and are 100-120 years old.
Giulio and Paolo also make a regular Barbera d’Asti and a stunning single vineyard Barbaresco, “Bricco Spessa” (a cru in the township of Neive), made from 70-80 year old vines, mainly Nebbiolo Michet.

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50122 - Firenze, Italy

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