01Barbera d’Asti Superiore D.O.C.G. “Balmèt”

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS:

Color: ruby red with garnet highlights.
Bouquet: elegant, with a good intensity with flavors of berries, spicy, with a light vanilla note.
Taste: structured, balanced, elegant.
Sensations of licorice and cocoa are perceived at the aftertaste. Conservation: suitable for long aging.
Serving temperature: 18-20 ° c.
Suggested pairings: the great wines help to meditate and accompany any dish. Excellent with aged cheeses and with red meat and game dishes

TECHNICAL FEATURES:

Grapes: 100% Barbera.
Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Origin of the grapes: Agliano.
Land: silty with a high percentage of limestone.
Average age of vineyards: 40-50 years.
Production per hectare: 65 q of grapes, equal to 43 hl of wine.
Vinification: traditional with prolonged maceration carried out with pumping over and fulling.
Fermentation temperature: controlled at 30 °. Duration of maceration: 15 days.
Aging: maturation in 225 liter barrels of Allier first and second passage for 22/24 months.
The malolactic fermentation takes place in the wood during aging.

Awards

Balmèt 1998 awarded at the 20th Enological Competition of Acqui Terme.
Balmèt 1999 presente alla prima edizione della RASSEGNA DEI VINI D’AUTORE,
dedicated to Asti wines that have exceeded 90/100 points.
Balmèt 2001 awarded at the 24th Enological Competition of Acqui Terme.
Balmèt 2003 premiato al 2°Concorso internazionale delle Barbere
premiato al 26° Concorso Enologico di Acqui Terme.
Balmèt 2004 premiato al 3°Concorso internazionale delle Barbere.
Balmèt 2005 premiato al 4°Concorso internazionale delle Barbere.
Balmèt premiato con Medaglia di Bronzo a Decanter 2015.
Balmèt 2014 ha ottenuto 90/100 di punteggio alla degustazione di Decanter sulle barbere.
Balmèt 2016 ha ottenuto 92/100 di punteggio alla degustazione di Decanter 2020 sulle barbere.

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