| Wine Advocate 90 points (Jun 2013)
The 2010 Barbera d?Asti Superiore Nizza La Crena delivers a dark, penetrating color with appropriately ripe aromas of plum, black fruit and even a touch of dried apricot. There?s a leathery, savory quality to the wine that gives it an austere and mysterious personality. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
|The Label: original design by Pietro Cascella
The Wine: Barbera d`Asti DOC
The Vineyard: single vineyard "La Crena"
The Exposure: South
The Commune: Agliano Terme (AT)
The Surface: 2.90 ha
The Vine: Barbera - Rupestris
Total Vines number: 10.850
Year of Planting: 1932 and 1936
The Soil: medium mixture between muddy and argillous, medium calcareous
Maximum Production Allowed: grape Kg. 26.100=wine lt. 7.240
Yeld by Hectare: 25.58 Hl./Ha.
Number of Bottles Obtained: 9.760 (bottles 0,75 lt. + 50 magnum 1,5 lt.
Fermentation: starting date: October 1st / end fermentation drawing off the new wine on October 9th - happened in steel wine tank at a controlled temperature comprised between 30°-32°C., three to five daily fullages realised with electro-pneumatical system with piston
Ageing: 20 months in barrels; about 2 months in steel tank where the blending and the clarification are done. The wine has been bottled without any filtration on September 2nd.
Effective Alchol: 13.71 vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g./lt.
Total Acidity: 6.3 g./lt.
Net Extract: 26.6 g./lt.