Umberta is first of all a friend after whom we have named this Barbera. As we consider the Barbera to be a feminine grape, this seemed appropriate!
The wine is fresh, fruity, clean and easy to drink. We firmly believe that the entry level wine of any producer should above all be approachable and eminently drinkable.
Varieties: 100% Barbera
Apellation: Barbera del Monferrato
Fermenting vats: Stainless steel
Fermentation temperature: < 30°C
Yeasts: Selected yeasts
Length of maceration: 10 days
Malolactic fermentation: in stainless steel vats
Ageing vessels: Stainless steel vats
Ageing period: 6 months
Clarification & filtration: not clarified or filtered
Bottle ageing: 3 months
Bottles produced: 12000
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Production area: Cerrina Monferrato
Vineyard name: Various
Altitude: 380 asl
Soil: Calcarious clay
Vineyards planted in: 1940-1999
Plantation density: 4000-5000 vines per hectare
yield: 1.5 kg per vine
Harvest date: early October