AZIENDA AGRICOLA NEGRETTI VINI – BARBERA D’ALBA D.O.C.G. SUPERIORE
I am Ezio. I was born in ’81. The shaky Gigi Radice’s year to AC Milan, President Ronald Reagan and five hundred thousand people in Central Park in the presence of two genius Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. My knees have tasted the bitter soil of the vineyard and the soccer field so many times that i have stop to count them. I never give up. I love challenges. To overcome any obstacle. I am graduated in Business Economics but the most exciting accounts are those with myself. I am the traveller: i bring our wine around the world. Always taking planes with our vines in a box. I shake hands, proudly uncork the result of our strengths from country to country. I put the miracles of my land in my bag during every trip.
I am Massimo. I was born in 1978, when a certain Sandro Petrini was becoming President in Italy, while on the other side of the world two guys, Jhon Belushi and Daniel Aykroyd made their debut on TV. I have breathed more dust of the ground than real oxygen in my life. On the wall, a paper says i am graduated in oenology. I am the “technical guy” in the cellar: meticulous, stubborn and badass! Till things don’t work out I can’t go to sleep, but bags under my eyes have never been a problem. I live with my dirty hands but I could never ask for a better life. I polish them just when I want to ride my motorbike: the only woman the vine is not jealous of.
We make emotions. Or, if you prefer, Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Chardonnay.
Wine is not just a simply job to us. It’s a beautiful love story born at the beginning of last century between our grand-grandparents, Anin and Minot, than continued by Adriana, called Dadà and Giovanni, our grandparents. Followed by our parents: Maurizio and Graziella. Ending to our generation. Uncorking this story, you will turn the pages of our passion to discover ancient and noble traditions with a touch of unavoidable modernity. Proud of our background, we use what technology gives us, consciously knowing how important is the hand that drives it.
BARBERA D’ALBA D.O.C.G. SUPERIORE
Ruby violet with oneiric blue reflexes. The power of this wine screams even before the olfactory notes of ripped plum, cassis, coffee and mahogany. The mouth explodes in an alcoholic warm, ripped tannin and cherry flesh to end in a long rhythmic note slightly toasted.
Variety: 100% Barbera.
Vineyards: Bettolotti – La Morra, vineyards of the 1990s, 230/270 m. a.s.l. south-east exposition, 4500/5000 plants/ha.
Soil composition: dark, marl.
Vinification: fermentation with the skins for 8/12 days in steel vats with controlled temperature between 23/30°C. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Aging: in French oak (225 L) and German oak (2500 L) for 12 months.