Barbera d'Asti Red Wine "La Bimba" 2016 - Gianluigi Orsini - 0,75 L

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Gianluigi has dedicated a lot of dedication and care from the first phase to bottling. Even the names have been chosen with such care, reflecting the life of Gianluigi, what distinguished him, his affections and what is most important in his life: his wife and daughters.

In particular, this, which he considers one of the best among his wines, calls it "La Bimba", that we could translate it with "the little girl", as the nickname with which he used to call his wife because she is small compared to him.

Barbera Grape Variety


In the municipality of Agliano Terme (Asti province, Piedmont), soil rich in limestone marl, south/west exposure, average altitude 250 meters. asl, soil slope 13%, yield 50/52 q. per hectare, type of pruning low Guyot, fruit head with 6 buds per plant, the density is about 4,800 plants per hectare.

The vineyard is cultivated in the absence of herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides, the treatments are carried out based on sulfur against powdery mildew and Bordeaux mixture or copper sulphate (verdigris) against late blight.

Harvest On Wednesday 29 September 2016.

Vinification After crushing, fermentation took place in steel tanks at a maximum controlled temperature of 27/28 c. and continued for 9 days, leaving the skins to macerate with the must with frequent daily pumping over. The malolactic fermentation took place in the following spring.

Analytical data at the time of bottling:

  • Alcoholic percentage: 14,5%
  • total dry extract: 31.70 g./litre 
  • total acidity: 6.53%
  • volatile acidity 0.45%
  • pH. : 3.55

Ageing in wood: new Allier barrels in fine grain for 14 months.

More Information
Weight 0.7500
Origin of raw materials Self-produced
Length 9.0000
Width 9.0000
Height 28.0000
Region Piedmont
Province Asti
City Agliano Terme
Altitude (meters above sea level) 250
Colour of Wine Red
Type of Wine Still
Wine Taste Dry
Vintage 2016
Harvest Time September
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