Barbera 'Brich', DOC Piemonte - Agricola Gaia


Brich is a wonderful Barbera, grown on the hills of Montferrato in Piemonte.  On the palate, the wine feels free and natural, fresh with crunchy black fruit, full-bodied and richly layered with juicy cherry and blueberry ending with elegant, earthy notes.
Brich saw a short 12-hour maceration in concrerte vats, 70% destemmed, fermentation with native yeasts, aged in concrete vats for 9 months, neither fined nor filtered and a mere 2mg of SO2 added at bottling. 

AGRICOLA GAIA, Castelletto Merli
Organic principles, Natural

This is a collaboration between Gianluca Ravizza of Cascina Gaia and Eric Narioo (Vino di Anna) in hilly Monferrato region of Piedmont. The land was originally solely an orchard, producing gorgeous apples and stone fruits, surrounded by ancient woods. A decade ago Gianluca purchased some neighbouring vineyards, while some apple trees were replaced with plantings of native Montferrato grapes. The climate there is continental, the soils consist of mixed clay-limestone, mostly white calcareous, with some lime.

Today, this beautiful, organically farmed estate, has 20-ha of vineyards set on rolling hills, a large orchard, a working farm, which is surrounded by ancient forest.