Barbaresco "Luna d'Argento" DOCG 2011 Filari di Luna
This wine is produced at Barbaresco with 100% Nebbiolo grapes. The cultivation method is the classical and modern French Guyot and the vines were planted in 1980 at 280 meters above the sea level. The soil is mostly calcareous and the exposition is South-west. The grape harvest takes place in October. There is a manual picking and it follows a soft pressing. The berries have to macerate on their peels for 12 days with several manual punching down and pumping over of the must. The following fermentation lasts 1 months and it follows the refinement which takes place in oak barrels for 24 months and finally 6 months in bottle.
Characteristics of the red wine Barbaresco DOCG
It has a garnet colour with bright red reflections. The scent is very intense and persistent. It has a marked red fruits scent and some hints of leather, mushrooms and truffles. The taste is full and rich. It has a very remarkable balance. The proof can achieve the 14 degrees. The total acidity is quite high at 6,10 grams per litre and the dry extract is 28,50 grams per litre. Finally the sugars are around 1 grams per litre.
Suggested pairings with this red wine from Piedmont
The Barbaresco DOCG Luna d’Argento of the Filari di Luna winery is perfect with roasted or braised meats with mushrooms and vegetables. It is also very good with game and aged cheeses. It has to be served in Bordeaux wine glasses at 20°-22°C.