Bruno Rocca Barbera d Asti 2014

£18.99

 

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TASTING NOTE

Intense, deep red, with purple hints. On the nose, the wine has fresh, vibrant aromas of ripe plums, blackberries, sour cherries and blueberries with subtle almond and hazelnut nuances. Full-bodied, warm and savoury, this has a well-balanced acidity and an elegant finish.

The grapes for the Barbera d`Asti come from vineyards in the commune of Vaglio Serra. Soils here are sandy, with reddish marne and the vines are planted at a density of 4,500 plants per hectare. The vineyard faces south/south-east and yields are approximately 40 hectolitres per hectare.

The growing season in Piemonte was characterised by fairly unusual winter weather. November and December were milder than average with the coldest weather arriving a little later than usual towards the end of January. The low temperatures which continued throughout February were also accompanied by heavy snowfalls, which built up ground water reserves but also delayed vegetative growth in most places. March and April were cool and wet but May was fortunately quite dry.  From the end of June, medium to high summer temperatures ensued, reaching a peak in the second half of August.  There was little rain over the summer but no water stress issues were recorded due to the abundant reserves which had been built up during winter and spring.

Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 7-10 days at 28º C. The malolactic fermentation and maturation of the wine took place in Allier oak barrels, in which the wine remained for 12 months, followed by a further four months in bottle before release.

14.5% abv

Bruno Rocca Barbera d Asti 2014
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