Coppo - Pomorosso Nizza Barbera d'Asti2016
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This wine owes its name to a red apple tree that grows on top of the hill where the vineyards were cultivated. This is the most prestigious Barbera from Coppo and contributed substantially to the rebirth of this variety.
The historical underground wine cellars of Coppo are a UNESCO World Heritage site. They are part of the network of underground cathedrals, a temple of wine dedicated to its history and the hard work of their history. Built beginning in the late 18th century, initially intended as small cellars to conserve wine, they were expanded from 1800-1900 to what they are today. The historical wine cellars of Coppo extend under the hill of Canelli for a total of 5 thousand square meters (16,400 ft) and a depth that reaches 40 meters (130 ft).
Color: dark purplish red. Nose: scents of spice and tobacco, violets, blackberry and ripe cherry. Taste: well-structured and round, long finish. Serve with: main courses of red meats, wild game, aged cheeses.
Denomination: Nizza docg
Grape variety: Barbera
First vintage produced:1984
Production area: south of Asti
Exposure: south - south east
Type of soil: clayey-calcareous marl, the skeleton of the soil reveals the presence of gypsum, ferrous conglomerates and a modest amount of calcium carbonate
Vineyard altitude: 200 m above sea level
Training system: Guyot
Plant density: 5,500 plants per hectare
Serving temperature: 18 ° C.
The vineyards are located in the South of Asti with Southern exposure. The soil is composed of calcareous clay marl with prevalence of silt at an altitude of 650ft.
Harvest begins with a strict selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes that were hand collected in 40lb picking baskets. The maceration with the grape skins is short with soft pumping over the skin cap. Full malolactic fermentation takes place and aged 14 months for French oak barrels.