Aleramo fell in love with Adelasia, daughter of Emperor Otto I of Saxony, but they could not stay together due to her noble origins. Otto, however, promised Aleramo the title of Marquis and donated him all the land he was able to ride over in three days. This was how he fixed the boundaries of the Monferrato, a region of important wines.
This legend inspired the Aleramica brand: three wines with noble origins, made from grapes grown on vineyards which were once the theatre of history, and featuring a reproduction of the Monferrato shield on the label: Ottone I Piemonte DOC Barbera, Adelasia Piemonte DOC Cortese, Aleramico Barbera d’Asti DOC.
Wine Appellation: Aleramico Barbera d’Asti doc
Grapes Variety: Barbera 100%
Production Area: The province of Asti.
Production Technique: Crushing & destemming; fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C; maceration on the skins for 8 days with the daily pumping of the must over the cap.
Malolactic fermentation 100%
Ageing process: Aged for 9 months in French oak.
The qualities of the terroir show strongly in the deep ruby red colour, with ripe red fruit, plums and cherries emerging to blend with spices and vanilla. Long and persistent sweet tannins prolong the pleasure.
Pairings: Roast and grilled red meats, cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18°C
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
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