Sottimano Pairolero Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2020
Varietals: 100% Barbera
Vineyards: Pairolero is a blend of two different vineyards of Barbera in Neive: Basarin and San Cristoforo, comprising 2.5 hectares. The aspects are south and west
Winemaking: Maceration on the skins normally takes about 25 days. Only native yeasts are used. Malolactic fermentation happens in French barrels coopered expressively for us by Francois Frères in Burgundy. The wine stays in these barrels for approximately 15-16 months, half of this time on its lees. 15% of the barrels used for aging this wine are new, the remaining 85% have previously been used up to 4 times. There is no filtering and no fining prior to bottling.
1,000 cases produced annually