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Manual harvest occurs at the end of September followed by a pre-fermentation cold maceration (“cold-soak”), which consists of cooling the grapes at a temperature of 3°-5°C (37 – 41°F) in an anaerobic environment (under a CO2 blanket) to protect the must from oxidation. This non-alcoholic, aqueous extraction results in an increased color intensity and stability, softer astringency and tannins and more body and aromatics. After 48 hours, the temperature is raised to 27°- 28°C and alcoholic fermentation begins, lasting 16 -17 days. After racking and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in small-to-medium size oak barrels (225L – 15 hl) for the first months, followed by two years in larger 30HL Slavonian oak casks. The wine rests in bottle for four months before release.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Vintages may vary by location; we will ship the most current vintage in stock.
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This product is only available for delivery in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.California Residents: for Proposition 65 WARNING
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Color & AromaBrilliant ruby red with a touch of garnet. Intense aromas of ripe cherry rounded by scents of citrus and spices, wild herbs, earthy hues.
PalateOn the palate, the wine is soft and balanced with delicate tannins and vibrant acidity, long persistency.
PairingsThis wine is a perfect match for roasted or grilled red meats, game, venison, stewed wild boar. Excellent with mature cheeses.
“Barbi’s “Blue Label” Brunello is the heart of the estate’s production and its flagship bottling.”