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Sottimano Pairolero Barbera

Country/State: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Varietal: Barbera

The Pairolero Barbera is a blend of two different vineyards of Barbera in Neive: Basarin and San Cristoforo.  The malolactic fermentation happens in French barrels coopered expressively for Sottimano by Francois Frères in Burgundy. The wine stays in these barrels for approximately 15-16 months, half of this time on its lees.  25% of the barrels used for aging this wine are new, the remaining 75% have previously been used up to 4 times. There is no filtering and no fining prior to bottling. The Barbera Pairolero has a dark, inky red, with loads of red fruits, minerals and a touch of graphite on the nose with a long, rich taste in which the fruity components and the spicy notes are well balanced by a good acidity.


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