Ercole Barbera - $14.00

Ercole Barbera

Ercole, whose English translation is Hercules, is only made possible by a generations-old cooperative of local growers in the Monferrato area. Many folks know the Barbera grape for its bright acidity, and this wine is no exception to the rule. Far less known is the fact that Monferrato’s most prestigious zones are dedicated to Barbera plantings. (The very opposite holds true in the Langhe, where Nebbiolo reigns supreme.) Typically planted to southern exposure, these vineyards yield wines of great depth and balance. Fun fact: Most experts have traced the origin of Barbera to the hills of Monferrato.

Typically planted to southern exposure, these vineyards yield wines of great depth and balance. Varieties: Barbera (100%) Soil: calcareous-clay Harvest: late September to early October Yield: 70 hl/ha Vinification: fermented in concrete; stabilized in Inox

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