The Scudetto vineyard is within the hamlet of Perno in Monforte d'Alba at 300m in elevation.
West, northwest 300m in elevation.
Clayey-sandy, composed of brown clay and grey sand of marine origin, with the presence of pebbles and small skeletal particles.
Harvested in the first two weeks of October.
Traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 15/20 days. These estate-grown grapes are harvested from 60/70-year-old vines with low yields.
The wine is matured in French oak for approximately 18 months.
The vineyard is named so because its' shape is that of a shield. The Italian soccer championship is also called the Scudetto.
Since the 2014 vintage, this wine is no longer labeled as Superiore. The 2015 Barbera d'Alba Scudetto had just been bottled when I tasted my sample, but the sheer richness and exuberance of the fruit was nevertheless on full display. Barbera performed very nicely in this warm vintage, delivering opulent and generous black fruit aromas. This Barbera is rich in volume and texture as well. This wine, along with the Langhe Freisa Toetto and Langhe Nebbiolo, was released in late May 2018.
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