100% Lodi Appellation
97% Barbera - Leventini Vineyard
3% Primitivo - Bella Vigna Vineyard
Our mature vines are grafted to an old clone which has been cultivated in the Lodi area since the 1880’s.
It was fermented with a yeast strain which was isolated in Barolo, then immediately following fermentation and pressing, it was filled to barrels for a malo-lactic conversion in wood.
Aging was for just over one year in cooperage consisting of 16% new French oak, 32% newer French and Hungarian oak, with the balance in relatively neutral oak.
Bottled in January 2011; 13.8% alcohol, pH 3.51 & TA 5.8 g/l
Rich, deep and structured; with subtle berry aromas and flavors, a hint of chocolate, plus those of ripe stone fruits like cherries and plums; with a lingering, complex finish.