The name Barabba is a play on words with the grape variety Barbera. We liked the idea because just as Barabas in the bible was given a second chance, we felt that the Monferrato region also deserved a second chance in the face of other, better known regions.
We consider the wine a worthy ambassador of the region, a rich, fresh, elegant wine with a clear mineral edge.
|Apellation||Barbera del Monferrato Superiore|
|Fermenting temperature||< 30°C|
|Length of maceration||21-31 days|
|Malolactic fermentation||in cement|
|Ageing vessels||Large Barrels 21Hl|
|Ageing period||24 months|
|Clarification & filtration||Not clarified or filtered|
|Bottle ageing||6 mesi|
|Production area||Montaldo di Cerrina Monferrato|
|Vineyard name||Scandoletto, Arian|
|Vineyards planted in||1930, 1935|
|Planting density||3000 vines/ha|
|Yield||0.8 kg per vine|
|Harvest date||Last week of September, first week in October|