Brusco dei Barbi 2008
The year 2008 was characterized by a climate which has helped the growth of the vines. During the Spring the temperatures were under the seasonal averages and delayed the blooming of the plants. These temperatures kept on until the end of June. Summer was dry and hot, in the end of August and beginning of September there were showers which guaranteed a water supply for an excellent ripening of the grapes. The harvest took place from the 27th of September until the 8th of October with perfect weather conditions and high temperatures.
Before the regular fermentation the grapes were subjected to a cold pre-fermentative maceration which consists in cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16°C. This process increase color and improves extraction of polyphenols and aroma compounds. The alcoholic fermentation in contact with the skins lasted 10-12 days at a controlled temperature of 29°- 30 C°. The wine remained in stainless steel vats until bottling.