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BARBERA D'ASTI SUPERIORE, DOC, 2011
  La Mondianese

LA MONDIANESE

In the heart of Piemont lies this well appointed 6-acre winery, surrounded by vineyards made up of some of the best growing areas in Piedmont.  La Mondianese is located in the province of Asti in the hilly area of Montemagno, loosely translated as (“big hill”) and Castagnole Monferrato.

From a vineyard that has been in production for over thirty years, comes this Barbera D’Asti Superiore. These old vines produce only a small amount of grapes, healthy, intense and rich in sugar. Following fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is carefully aged in French oak barrels for 15 months.  The result is a wine that is the best example of what a fine Barbera can be.

Tasting Notes: A gorgeous bouquet, suggestive of currants, dark cherries and chocolate; in the mouth it is rich, full and velvety with a hint of dark berries and spicy overtones. Perfect accompaniment to a rich pasta, roast lamb or beef.
Region: Piedmont
Classification: Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOC
Area of Production: Basso Montemagno (Asti)
Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
Soil: Clayey, Calcerous
Average Age of Vines: 35 years
Trellising System:  Guyot
Spacing of plants: 2.30 x 0.80 meters
Production per Acre: 2.32 tons
Vinification Technique: Stainless Steel
Maturation:  15 months in French oak barrels.
Total Acidity: 5.88 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.30 g/l
PH: 3.33
Alcohol: 14.76%
Total Cases Produced: 166