Colombaja

A naturally elegant wine
  • Extension: 1.2 hectares
  • Altitude: 290 m a.s.l.
  • Exposure: South-East
  • Soil: Calcareous-sandy
  • Grapes: 70% Barbera, 15% Vespolina, 15% Uva Rara
  • Planting year: 1995
  • Training system: Guyot-espalier
  • Density: 4500 plants / hectare
  • Yield: 65-70 quintals / hectare
  • Harvest: Manual, selection of the bunches at harvest
  • Vinification: Destemming, delicate pressing, maceration with the skins in concrete tanks at a controlled temperature for 15 days, with daily pumping over, then it is drawn off and the alcoholic fermentation ends, generally in this phase also the malolactic fermentation takes place. Subsequently, two decantings are carried out and the wine is placed in concrete barrels where it remains to refine for 18 months. After being decanted, the wine is bottled without filtration.
  • Color: Intense ruby red with purple hues.
  • Bouquet: Intense and enveloping, plum jam, small red fruits and elderflower prevail, with a very elegant spiciness.
  • Taste: Powerful and vigorous, great harmony between structure and acidity. Velvety, full and persistent. Great balance favored by the age of the vine and the characteristics of the soil.
  • Serving temperature: 16°-18°C. It is pleasant to appreciate its initial freshness and experience the evolution of aromas as the wine heats up in the glass.
  • Pairings: Cold cuts, white meat and game sauces, red meats, porcini mushrooms.
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The cru we are most attached to, where it all started in 2014, the first to be vinified separately.
Barbera expresses itself differently in every soil, at every exposure, with every hand that cultivates it. This variety requires great attention in the vineyard. Pruning in winter, the removal of excess shoots in spring, and the removal of bunches in summer are key stages for obtaining perfect health and ripening of the grapes. We do not leave out any detail, and the reward are bright red fruits, accompanied by a marked acidity that gives longevity to the wine.
The structure is well balanced and the tannins are velvety. Fundamental conditions to allow a qualitative extraction of the polyphenols from the skins in winemaking and to allow them to express elegantly after a long aging. Vespolina is a variety of vigor and moderate productivity with an elongated cluster made up of dark berries whose wine is characterized by an attractive spicy note. Uva Rara so called for its loose cluster gives harmony by refining this unusual blend.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 kg

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