01Barbera d’Asti Superiore D.O.C.G. “Balmèt”
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
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.
Balmèt 1998 awarded at the 20th Acqui Terme Wine Competition.
Balmèt 1999 present at the first edition of the AUTHOR WINES REVIEW,
dedicated to Asti wines that have exceeded 90/100 points.
Balmèt 2001 awarded at the 24th Acqui Terme Wine Competition.
Balmèt 2003 awarded at the 2nd International Barbera Competition awarded at the 26th Acqui Terme Wine Competition.
Balmèt 2004 awarded at the 3rd International Barbera Competition.
Balmèt 2005 awarded at the 4th International Barbera Competition.
Balmèt awarded with a Bronze Medal at Decanter 2015.
Balmèt 2014 obtained 90/100 points at the tasting of Decanter sui barbera.
Balmèt 2016 obtained 92/100 points at the tasting of Decanter 2020 on barbera.