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Le Praielle

Barbera dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC

Grape variety:
Barbera (100%)

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio

Soil:
lime/clay

Vineyards orientation:
SE-SW

Vineyards altitude:
120-160 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
25 years

Vine density:
4.800 vines per hectare

Yield:
1-1,3 kg per vine

Harvest:
leaf thinning in July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg crates, carefully selecting the best ones.

Vinification:
destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes, followed by natural fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature always kept below 28 °C. 12-day maceration. During maceration, the wine is punched down and pumped over several times. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats.

Ageing:
10 months in 25 hl barrels, 6 months in stainless steel vats and at least additional 12 months in bottle.

Sight:
intense ruby red colour with purple highlights.

Nose:
ample, with notes of ripe fruits and hints of spices.

Palate:
full, warm and well-balanced. Good body with elegant tannins.

Ageing potential:
over 10 years

Vintage:
2015

Date of harvest:
September 15th 2015

Date of bottling:
April 5th 2018

2015 production:
4.133 bottles (0.75 l)

Analytical data:
– Alcohol: 14,70 % vol
– Acidity: 6,1 g/l
– Residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– Sulphites: 55 mg/l
– Dry extract: 29,2 g/l

First vintage:
1997