Pikasi Barbera Rosé

Pikasi Barbera Rosé

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Classification: Dry rosé wine 

Varietals: 100% Barbera 

Appellation: Brje, Vipava Valley, Slovenia 

Density & Yield: 4,000 vines/ha; 1.5 kg/vine 

Annual Production: 2,400 bottles 

Alcohol: 13% 

Climate: Mild Mediterranean, with dry and hot summers, and mild winters. 

Terrain: Vipava Valley is right on the border of Slovenia, just north of the Italian port city of Trieste. The area is made up of steep hills, where the continental climate of the Alps collides with the more moderate mild Mediterranean climate from the Adriatic. Vineyards are located on steep, karst mountain tops, where the temperature is cooler and the soil contains mineral-rich marl, which makes it incredibly helpful in drainage of rainfall. 

Farming: Practicing organic. The vineyards have no irrigation, and spraying is done only with sulfites and copper, if needed. 

Vinification: All grapes are hand-picked, de-stemmed, and pressed immediately. Spontaneous fermentation process is temperature controlled and takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured on lees in stainless steels tanks for 5 months, then coarsely filtered before bottling, and released to the market 2 months after bottling. 

Tasting Notes: This wine offers aromas of strawberry rhubarb pie, which lead to a creamy and slightly salty mouthfeel with a lingering finish. 

Perfect refreshment for a warm day, this wine will also pair nicely with young cheeses, charcuterie, salads, baked fish and roasted vegetables.