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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Monferrato Rosso
Varies: Barbera, Dolcetto, Bonarda, Freisa, Croatina 25 years average Sand, Limestone 1.6 ha
Vino Rosso
“Il Goccetto”
Varies: Croatina, Brachetto, Freisa Planted in 1990 Clay, Chalk 6.5 ha
Roero Arneis
Arneis Planted in 1995 Sand 4 ha
Cisterna d’Asti Superiore
Croatina 20 Years Clay, Sand 2 ha
Vino Rosso “Birbet”
Brachetto 15 years Sand, Limestone 2.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Blends vary by vintage
• All grapes are hand-harvested
• All wines are fermented in stainless steel tank
• Grapes for red wines are 100% destemmed


Monferrato Rosso

• Aged in stainless steel for 10 months

2016 blend: 60% Barbera, 25% Bonarda, 10% Dolcetto, 5% Croatina
2017 blend: 90% Barbera, 10% Bonarda
2018 blend: 55% Barbera, 30% Bonarda, 10% Dolcetto, 5% Freisa
2019 blend: 55% Barbera, 20% Dolcetto, 12.5% Bonarda, 10% Freisa, 2.5% Croatina
2020 blend: 80% Barbera, 10% Dolcetto, 7% Bonarda, 10% Freisa, 2.5% Croatina
2021 blend: 50% Barbera,18% Dolcetto, 17.5% Bonarda, 11% Freisa, 3.5% Croatina

Vino Rosso “Il Goccetto”

• Maceration lasts four days
• Aged in stainless steel for 6 months
• Labeled Vino Rosso because aromatic varieties including Brachetto are not permitted in Monferrato DOC blends
• “Il Goccetto” translates to “A little nip”
2016 blend: 100% Brachetto
2017 blend: 95% Brachetto, 5% Barbera
2018 blend: 64% Brachetto, 32% Barbera, 4% Bonarda
2019 blend: 80% Brachetto, 17.5% Barbera, 2.5% Bonarda
2020 blend: 75% Brachetto, 20% Barbera, 5% Freisa
2021 blend: 80% Brachetto, 20% Barbera

Roero Arneis

• No malolactic fermentation
• Aged in stainless steel on lees for 3 months


Cisterna d’Asti Superiore

• Aged in 25hL oak botti for 1 year
• Minimum 80% Croatina required for this small DOC based in the town of Cisterna d’Asti
• Wines must age for at least 10 months and reach at least 12% alcohol to qualify for “Superiore” mention

Vino Rosso “Birbèt”

• A frizzante dessert wine
• Fermented in stainless steel tank
• Fermentation is stopped with cold when alcohol reaches around 7-7.5%
• No secondary fermentation; CO2 produced during primary fermentation
• Approximately 100 g/L residual sugar

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Appellation(s)
Monferrato, Roero, Cisterna d'Asti
Producer
Alessandra Bodda & family
Founded
1903
Farming
Sustainable
Website
https://www.tenutalapergola.it
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