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Briccone is a cuvée made from Barbera grapes from the hill called briccone, in the hamlet of Santa Margherita. The alcoholic fermentation, started with indigenous yeasts, normally lasts between 25 and 35 days and takes place in steel tanks. During the whole period, one or two pumpings over per day are carried out according to the needs. During the winter months, the wine is moved to barrels of 2 or 3 wines, where it rests for 12 months, before returning to the steel tanks where it will remain until bottling. The wine is neither clarified nor filtered.
Briccone is rich, with notes of intense black fruits, liquorice and coffee. The palate is ample, powerful at the beginning, then becomes more refined with the opening revealing more elegance. A hint of spices is added to the fruity and roasted notes.
Marco Minnucci started his winemaking activity in Costigliole in 2010 and in 2015, after meeting his future partners, he created the Cascina San Michele. The vineyards of Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Brachetto, Bonarda and Cortese extend over the commune of Costigliole d'Asti in the Piedmont region of Italy. They are cultivated organically, without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or other products that can modify the normal vegetative cycle of the vine. The aim is not to hinder the work of the vine too much, but to help it express itself best in each vintage while maintaining an adequate yield. In the winery it is the same, no exogenous yeast is used nor any substance likely to modify the characteristics of the wine? As for the sulphur dioxide, it is only used at the time of bottling in minimal proportions. The wines are not filtered.