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Barbera d’Asti D.O.C.  Vigna Beneficio

Grape Varietal:  100% Barbera   
Vintage: 2004
Vineyard: Beneficio
Zone of Production: Costigliole d’Asti
Year Planted: 1978
Exposure of Vineyard:  West
Soil: calcareous clay
Altitude of Vineyard: 279 s.l.m.
Green Harvest: beginning of August
Harvest: beginning of October
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Vinification:  -Hand harvested using small baskets
                       -Gentle pressing by roller crusher
                       -Fermentation in cement casks
Aging:    -Aged in barriques for 12-14 months
               -Aged in bottle for at least 12 months

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