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Barbera d’Asti Superiore “Le Rocchette”

Since 1998, the Olim Bauda estate has been run by the brothers Dino, Diana and Gianni Bertolino who, with dedication and passion, have brought it to the top of the Asti oenology. The historical heart of the company is the parcel of territory around the villa, on the hills of Nizza Monferrato, cultivated by their father in 1961 with Barbera and Moscato. From this vineyard the estate has expanded over the years, reaching the current 30 hectares of vineyard land, all followed with sustainable farming practices and trying to limit treatments with synthetic products or chemical herbicides as much as possible. The vineyards are located in 5 different municipalities, each with a different and specific soil for each vine planted. Olim Bauda produces a wine for each vineyard, all splendid and evocative, with the heady scents and aromas.

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Grape types

The selection of the grapes generally takes place in the first week of October and is carried out exclusively by hand. The grapes harvested in this way are pressed the same evening in the cellar of the estate and put into stainless steel vats. Subsequently the wine is introduced into 25 HL barrels of French oak (Allier) where it remains to age for about 18 months.

After further refinement of 6 months in the bottle the wine is ready for sale.

Main features
Red-purple colour with violet reflections; complex, fine, intense and pleasant scent. Well harmonised hints of ripe fruit, cocoa plum and spices. The taste is soft and graceful with a good structure and the right alcohol content with fine tannins and sweet that give the right fullness. The finish is long pleasant and persistent.

Pasta-based first courses, white or red meat main courses, cheeses.

Service temperature

18 ° C (64 °F)

Barbera is among the most representative vine of Piedmont and covers about 30% of the 43,000 hectares of vineyard area of ​​the region. Originally from Monferrato, the vine is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, where it reaches its maximum expression in Barbera d’Asti, a wine that obtained the Doc in 1970 and the Docg in 2008. Barbera d’Asti is a wine linked to the ancient rural traditions that today represents a product in continuous evolution, which grows following the new knowledge in the viticulture and enological field.

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