Amelio Livio Wines

Barbera d'Asti DOCG

It is by far the main Piedmont grape of red berry. On its origin and on its seniority nothing can be said for sure; the historical information dates back the end of the eighteenth century. Everything points to the fact that his homeland should be looked for in the Dukedom of Monferrato. It is therefore nice to assume that it was born spontaneously from some older local vine. It has a medium-sized pyramid clusters, medium-large berry, pruinose peel of blue-black color.

The must obtained from these grapes is left in contact with the skins for about 6/7 days, depending on the fermentation process. It is then frequently dropped as rain on the marc, to favor the extraction of color and scents contained in the skins. A careful and constant control of fermentation temperature is necessary as excessive overheating would cause loss of perfumes. We then proceed to the grinding phase and then to the refining process in the tub, subsequently completed in the bottle for at least another 2 months. It is all carried out in accordance with traditions, but using modern equipment in order to offer the consumer a wine that respects its typical characteristics and at the same time is hygienically safe. This precious wine with ruby red color tending to purple with aging is obtained from the selection of grapes coming from a vineyard with good exposure to the sun. Its vivid, full bodied, harmonious, pleasing, dry flavor makes it good to accompany rich first and second courses and wild game.