CISTERNA D’ASTI D.O.C. SUPERIORE

Cisterna-d'Asti

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    Producer: CARLINdePAOLO

    Production zone: Piedmont Region, Province of Asti

    Climate: Mediterranean, characterized by harsh winters with temperatures reaching -15°C, and hot and humid summers with temperatures reaching 35° C

    Soil: compact and deep, blue-and-grey calcareous marls, rich of microelements and mineral salts

    Altitude: 180-300 meters above sea level

    Training system: traditional Piedmontese guyot with a vine density ranging from 4,000 to 4,500 vine stocks per hectare

    Grape variety: 100% Croatina

    Production yield per hectare: 80 quintals

    Average age of the vines: 20 – 30 years

    Vinification: maceration in temperature controlled steel tanks; 28°  – 30° C

    Maturing: in 25 hectolitre French oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months. The ultimate maturing takes place in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months

    Colour: intense ruby red

    Aroma: vinous, sometimes ethereal, with notes of ripe fruits enhanced by a perceptible, yet faint, hint of wood

    Taste: full, rich harmonious, which expresses the fragrance of Croatina grape with aftertaste of almond, raspberry and strawberry

    Alcohol: 14%

    Total acidity: < 5.6 gr./l

    Sugar residue: < 6.5 gr./l

    Dry extract: 32 gr./l

    Food matching: it is perfect through the meal and with the dishes of the international cooking. Ideal also as a meditation wine

    Serving temperature: 18°C in stem glassed for full-body red wines. Open the bottle at least one hour before serving.

    Packaging: 6 bottles per box