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Barbera Piemonte DOC

Castelvero is named after the Antica Contea di Castelvero, a count who once lived on the hills near Castel Boglione, and has carried this name since 1970. The Castelvero philosophy is to ­pursue the highest possible quality in the vineyard. Most of the work is done manually, including the rigorous grape selection that takes place during the harvest. A team of three agronomists ­apply vineyard management techniques with low environmental impact and use organic ­methods wherever possible. Castelvero has the capacity to vinify even the smallest lots individually, and wines from each site are handled separately.

Owner: Claudio Manera
Website: www.araldicavini.com
Winemaker: Claudio Manera
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Barbera

Orientation: South-West
Elevation: 820-1,310 ft
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,618-1,820
Yield/Acre: 2,145 L
Soil: Calcareous clay

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 28 °C. Maceration on the skins for 6 days with two pumping overs per day

Aging Process
4 months in stainless steel tanks of 500 Hl and concrete vats. 6 months in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose shows notes of ripe sweet fruits, like raspberries, plums and cherries
Flavor: On the palate sour cherry, raspberry coulis and soft tannins create this very approachable wine with an abundance of tangy red fruit and a savoury spiciness. Refreshing acidity on the finish.
Pairings: Ideal with simple pasta or pizza and grilled sausages - serve slightly chilled.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 200,000 bottles