ADORNES BARBERA D’ASTI

Castello Di Gabiano

APPELLATION

Piemonte DOC Barbera

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Barbera

WINEMAKERS

Giacomo Adorno
Emanuela Adorno

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
14.5%

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OCTOBER 2017

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BACKGROUND

The Castello di Gabiano, situated in the Piedmont Region of northwest of Italy, boasts more than a century of history. In the 8th century, a document signed by Carlo Magno indicated the presence of a “Cortem magnam nomina Gabianam,” proving the land has been owned by the Gabiano family since that time. Today, Giacomo Cattaneo Adorno, the last Marquis of Gabiano, and his wife Emanuela are passionate, determined, and directly engaged in the intensive wine production. They are above all committed to capture the characteristics of the terroir to extract the raw material. In this way they can ensure that the wine making tradition of the family, updated with the current oenology knowledge, can stand strong in comparison to other great secular wines.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Vineyards planted on the highest fields with exposure at noon. The chalky clay soil, enhances the wines unique terroir. Two different prunings are made throughout the year: the first one in July, equalizes the bunches, the second one in August, aims to achieve the maximum concentration and quality. Harvest in small cases with an accurate selection of the best grapes. Fermentation with native yeast in cement tanks and oak vats. Many délestages and pumping over ensures a rich extraction with the calcareous clay soils giving great structure and complexity to this wine. The wine is finished in barrels for about 18 months and in bottle for 12 months.

TASTING NOTES

Dark ruby color, with some orange shades. Complex, with primary scent of red fruits and secondary of spices, leather and a hint of chocolate. Concentrated and balanced: a perfect balance between tannins, alcohol and the typical acidity given by the grape variety with a long finish. This wine can be a lovely match with grilled red meats, roasted meats, wild fowl and aged cheese.

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