2019 Platinetti Guido Barbera Colline Novaresi ‘Pieleo’
100% organic Barbera. The Pieleo site in the Baragiola are of Ghemme covering 0.65ha and sitting at 250-300masl. The land is hilly and faces south - southwest, vines are Guyot trained. Grapes were hand-harvested the last week of September. Macerated 3-5 days and fermented in horizontal stainless steel containers with mechanical punchdowns. 15 months minimum in 5hl Slovenian oak followed by 6 months bottle aged in the dark and cool cellar. Fewer than 400 cases were made.
Fruity, with tons of red and black berry fruit flavors complicated by floral rose and black pepper notes. Firmly structured, with a long, savory finish accented by some serious tannin and high acidity.
About Platinetti Guido
Andrea Fontana has been making wine for over 25 years and continues to carry on the family tradition that began with his grandfather at the start of the 20th century. The majority of his vines lie in Ronco Maso, one of the most iconic and challenging sites in the region containing vines approaching 100 years in age. This southwestern facing vineyard was originally formed by the flow of the Monte Rosa glacier and the River Sesia. The high levels of minerals and organic matter found in the soil here force the vine roots to travel down to the deepest layers of the soil in search of nutrients and minerals, giving wines their signature complexity, minerality, and character. In total, Andrea owns and farms just 5 hectares of vineyards, with Nebbiolo covering 80% of the production and the remainder a mix of Vespolina and Barbera.