d’Asti Superiore DOCG Laudana
Denominazione di origine controllata garantita
Docg Superiore Nizza.
Asti, Monferrato, Piemonte.
French oak casks and barrique-18 months
14 % by VOL.
This new selection is carried out in our partners' vineyards
registered at the DOC Barbera d'Asti Superiore "sottozona
NIZZA"; the vineyards are located on the sunny slopes
of clayey and sandy marls, strictly with south to south-west/
south-east exposure. The described "Bricco Laudana"
vineyard (Bricco Laudana is the name of the hill ridge where
the grapes for the production of the same wine are cultivated)
is located in an area considered by the old wine growers of
Vinchio as the most suitable one for producing the barbera
grapes. The grapes from the Bricco Laudana are picked in single
20 kg crates only at the peak of their maturation when can
be vinified at their best. After pressing, maceration is carried
out in vertical vinifiers with leaching programmes and temperature
control. Then racking off is carried out after about ten days
of maceration. The refinement, once the malolactic fermentation
is accomplished, is done partly in 75 hl wooden casks, and
partly in small 225 l oak casks. Periodic organoleptic and
laboratory controls are carried out to check its evolution
and determine the right moment for bottling. After 18 months
of refinement in wooden casks and bottles (starting from the
1st January after the grape harvest), the Bricco Laudana is
ready to be enjoyed: it is brilliant, with a deep ruby-red
colour verging on garnet red after ageing, with an intense
ethereal, slightly spicy scent, and a velvety boisÈ.
In the mouth it is fullbodied, with good structure, harmonic
and round, with light and sweet tannins, very lingering.