Coppo - Riserva della Famiglia Barbera d'Asti2009
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This “Family Reserve” Barbera comes from a single vineyard located in Castelnuovo Calcea in the heart of the Nizza wine production area, among the most beautiful vineyards that Coppo owns. This Barbera is produced in limited numbers and only during years of exceptional vintage.
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).
This wine's mature black plum, exotic spice, French oak and underbrush aromas take shape in the glass. Bold, full-bodied and savory, it delivers dried black cherry, raspberry jam, vanilla and tobacco flavors enveloped in velvety tannins. Fresh acidity lifts the mineral-laced finish.
Grape variety: Barbera
First vintage produced: 1998
Production area: south of Asti
Exposure: south - south west
Type of soil: clayey-calcareous marl with prevalence of silt
Vineyard altitude: 200 m above sea level
Training system: Guyot
Planting sixth: 6,000 plants per hectare
Serving temperature: 18 ° C.
Production: 2,000 bottles
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 18 months for French oak barrels.