Ronde ontvankelijke en uitnodigende Barbera. Jong, lekker veel sap, fris, vol, lekker fruit met heel aangename Barberazuren. Expressie van een van de beste Barbera-terroirs uit de gehele Asti Monferrato (Piemonte) regio.
Over Azienda Ferraris
Our wine estate was established by Stefano Ferraris in 1923. It is situated in the municipal district of Agliano Terme, in the heart of the historic zone of Barbera d’Asti, one of the best vine growing areas with respect to soil and microclimate, where we have 9 hectares of cultivated vineyards, partially consisting of very old vines, some of which have reached 70 years of age. The traditional Guyot training system is employed, with yields ranging from 6,000 to 9,000 kilos of grapes per hectare. A bunch thinning takes place at the end of July so as to remove the excess of grapes. Grape harvest occurs at different times so as to pick only perfectly ripe grapes. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 25° to 28°C and depending on the vintage, it lasts 10 to 15 days on average.
We produce 5 different wines from the grapes grown in our vineyards: four Barbera d’Asti docg and one Monferrato Rosso. The two wines “Barbera d’Asti docg” and “Barbera d’Asti docg Nobbio” mature in steel tanks. The Nobbio wine is produced with the grapes grown in our 80 year old- Nobbio vineyard. The other two wines “Riserva del Bisavolo” and “La Cricca” are left to age in oak barrels for at least one year. In particular, “Riserva del Bisavolo” matures in 500 liter oak barrels known as tonneaux, whereas La Cricca is aged in barriques. Since 2008, we are producing a Monferrato Rosso from Nebbiolo grapes, a wine which matures for one year in oak- tonneaux. A small quantity of Grignolino d’Asti is also produced at our estate.
Our old cellar dates back to the 19th century and holds a collection of “natural sculptures” obtained from ancient vines. A part of this collection is also shown in the Castle of Grinzane Cavour.