A Posto Piemontese Barbera

APosto_Barbera_back_small.jpgWinery: A Posto
Nizza Monferrato, Italy
Designation: Piemonte DOC

Site: From vineyards near Nizza, on hilly sites from 2-300 meters in elevation, with soils of stony, calcareous clay.

Grapes: 100% Barbera

Fermentation and Aging: Straightforward, clean winemaking. After picking, crushing and destemming the Barbera, the grapes undergo a short cool maceration before fermentation begins. The alcoholic fermentation is relatively short, in order to prevent introduction of hard tannins, after which the wine is racked off the skins and settles for a period in tanks, where the malolactic fermentation will commence. After the Malo, the wines will be racked a second time, to settle in large vats before being assembled and bottled with the least possible sulfur, and rests in the bottle till it goes to market in the spring of the following year.