SETECÀPITA

BARBERA D’ASTI D.O.C.G. SUPERIORE

The name Setecàpita (“if it happens”), of clear Venetian dialectal origin, pays homage to the farmer who cultivated this vineyard for fifty years and who used this phrase liberally when talking about life and work in the countryside. The Barbera grapes are from a south-facing hillside that slopes steeply 300 metres above sea level. The soil is loose, containing silt and sand, with a high limestone content and with a good level of organic substances. These ideal morphological characteristics represent a delicate equilibrium of the various factors that help to grow the Barbera cultivar. The clever choice of the rootstocks and clones, determined by physical-chemical and microbiological analysis of the soil, ensures that the finished product always has as its primary condition an elegant balance of fragrances and aromas from the Monferrato area.

 

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APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti D.O.C.G. Superiore
BLEND: Barbera
VINEYARD LOCATION: 300 metres a.s.l. south/southwest facing
DENSITY PER HECTARE: from 4,500 to 5,000 plants/hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
HARVESTING: By hand, starting at the end of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 28-30° C, at a controlled temperature
AGEING: In French oak tonneaux and 3,000 l barrels for 14 months and then in bottles for no less than a further 8 months
FIRST VINTAGE MARKETED: 2008
ENOLOGIST: Mario Ronco
AWARDS: medaglia-139523152009medaglia-139523152010medaglia-139523152011medaglia-139523152012

 

Setecàpita

An old farmer of Venetian origin, working in this vineyard for years, used this phrase “Setecàpita” (if it happens) when talking about work and life in the countryside. The name pays homage to this wise winegrower.