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Barbera d'Asti D.o.c.g. Superiore

Lequilibrio®

 Lequilibrio<sup>®</sup>

The 2008 harvest saw the debut of a new Barbera with the Montalbera signature characterised by superior quality and excellence in terms of originality, sensorial characteristics, improved grape ripening and the use of customised vinification techniques. A precise, attentive and rather special study to find the “old vineyards” with the best exposure on the estate. The grapes were harvested slightly over-ripe to soften the imposing acidity typical of Barbera for a sweeter palate. The characteristics feature of Barbera, nevertheless, certainly appears in
the soft and supple tannins in the mouth… for a modern, eclectic, versatile and precious wine. Fundamental, vital aspects for success in a very competitive national and international context.

Renewal means keeping up with the times, never taking anything for granted and living modernity with the knowledge and experience of the past this why Barbera d’Asti DOCG LEQUILIBRIO is a wine for today and the future…already outlined by its sensory features as… a minor miracle of truly fabulous persuasiveness and softness in taste…

The epithet LEQUILIBRIO comes from a careful study of “BALANCE” between barriques, tonneaux and large casks.

Area of production:
Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont.

Vine training system:
low trained Guyot system with 7-8 buds on the fruiting cane.

Grape variety:
100% Barbera in pureness.

Vinification:
traditional red wine process with marcs left in contact with the must for no less than 12 days.

Ageing:
maturing partly in 30 h. Barrels and partly selected French oak barriques for about 12-15 months depending on the vintage. Softening in stainless steel tanks for 1 month and subsequent horizontal refinement in the bottle for at least 6/8 months. Longevity over 10 years.

Colour:
intense ruby-red.

Nose:
intense, persistent, imposing and characteristic with distinct hints of jam, tobacco and tanned leather.

Palate:
imposing and characteristic to the palate, with the good and balanced acidity typical of Barbera. Silky, soft and harmonious, with an excellent structure and persistence.

Bottle:
Bordolese serie 15 750 g – Limited edition – broad shoulders conical color antikgreen.

Closure:
natural cork cork 26×49 single piece.

Sizes available:
Magnum bottle 1.50 L.
bottle 0.75 L.

ABV:
from 14 to 15 degrees according to year.

Total acidity:
4.6-5.5 g/L.

Residual sugar:
3-4 g/L.

Dry extract:
32-34 g/L.

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Winery visits

Montalbera Winery and wine shop open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Tastings and visits by appointment only.

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