Il Bicocco Barbera del Monferrato DOC
Grape variety: 100% Barbera
Vine growing system: Guyot
Plant density: 4500 vines per hectare
Average age of vineyards: 35 years-old
The alcoholic fermentation that takes place through the maceration of the skins, with alternating pumping over and délestage operations, is preceded by soft crushing and destemming. It is carried out at a temperature of approx. 26°C, in temperature-controlled stainless steel tank. Then, malolactic fermentation is carried out at controlled temperature with the aid of selected bacteria.
Il Bicocco Barbera del Monferrato DOC is a deed ruby red, has a pleasurable and elegant scent, with delicate nuances of fresh fruit and marasca cherry. Its taste is dry, full-bodied, harmonious, with an elegant structure. It pairs well with game, red meat, savoury first course dishes and aged cheeses. It is served at ambient temperature.
The Manufacturer: Tenuta La Chiara – Gavi
OUR LAND: GAVI
Very few regions in the world can boast a position and climate so favourable they can produce noble grapes yielding such valuable wines.
Undeniably, one of these fortunate lands is the land surrounding the town of Gavi, where the soil, the temperature, altitude and morphology all combine to give life to a landscape covered with thick rows of vines and wine-making enterprises.
This is the Val Lemme area of Piedmont, at the border with Liguria, a land with centuries old wine growing and wine making traditions.
It benefits from the temperate climate of the hills and the breeze coming from nearby Ligurian Sea: an area where the climate is not too hot, but the sun shines the year round.
OUR FAMILY: THE BERGAGLIOS
The Bergaglios: a family that has always been inextricably linked with the Gavi region and its wine-growing traditions.
For three generations, their name has been synonymous with quality, experience, harmony.
An atmosphere that is immediately perceived as you reach the farm. A family-run business whose success lies in these roots, with a fourth generation of extremely young future entrepreneurs who are ready to take up the challenges of the third millennium.
The Azienda Agricola La Chiara rises a few kilometres from the centre of Gavi, on the hills of the Ligurian Preappennino mountain chain. It was founded by Ferdinando Bergaglio, born in 1912 in a family of farmers, and his son Roberto.
Over the years, La Chiara has diversified its product line-up, widening the range offered to its customers.
The “Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi” wines are the feather in the cap of the company, and the ones that get exported most widely.
The market covered by the company nowadays extends from the local to the international markets: Japan, the U.S. and Russia are just some of the countries were La Chiara wines are appreciated.
The company also produces sparkling wines, red wines typical of the Monferrato area, Grappa and Passito.