BARBERA d’ASTI SUPERIORE D.O.C.
It is produced only during important vintages, through the best grapes selection. The harvest is made twice, in the best sun exposed vineyards. Well structured wine, with tannic and fruit density above the average. Ruby red colour with purple hints. The bouquet is velvety and appealing with morello cherries and vanilla tones.
CATEGORY. Barrel-aged red.
GRAPE. 100% Barbera.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION. Right from when I was a child, when I would walk about in the village, I would hear myself called Cavalé,” a term in the piemontese dialect that indicated my last name. A painstaking quality-selection of Barbera grapes ensures a full-volumed wine with a decidedly above-average fruit and tannic mass. Appearing a multi-faceted ruby red tending to garnet, Cavalé boasts a velvety bouquet redolent of vanilla and black cherry, and a palate that is warm and smooth. Without a doubt a wine for those great occasions!
SENSORY PROFILE. A full-volumed wine with a decidedly above-average fruit and tannic mass. Appearing a red ruby with purplish highlights, it is rich in smooth, beguiling fragrances of morello cherry and vanilla.
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION. While the clusters are de-stemmed and gently pressed, very little SO2 is utilized. The must ferments on the skins at 28-30°C for 14-16 days, with daily punchdowns, then the wine goes through malolactic in stainless steel tanks. It matures in 225-litre oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months.
ALCOHOL: 14% vol.
BOTTLE: Bordeaux series V15 Elite
CLOSURE: Natural cork 26 x 45
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: Fairly large tulip-shaped glass
CELLARABILITY: 10 years and more
SERVING SUGGESTIONS. Excellent accompaniment to hearty, richly-flavoured dishes, with first courses of rice or pasta, as well as with all types of meat, whether grilled or stewed.