Araldica is Piemonte’s most progressive co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d’Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards. Produced from Barbera grapes cultivated in vineyards in the Monferrato hills in the South of the province of Asti. The South West facing vineyards are at altitudes of between 250 and 400m and the soil is clay and limestone. Planting density is 4000 to 4500 vines per hectare and the Piemonte low Guyot trellis system is uesd. Grapes are hand harvest between 3 and 10 October. Average yieldis 5300 litres per hectare. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 25 – 30 degrees C. Pressed when dry and racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The clear wine is then matured for 4-6 months in stainless steel tanks. 20% is aged in large oak
casks for 6 months.