'Nuova Cappelletta is a Biodynamic estate located in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. The estate covers 210 hectares 20 of which are devoted to grape growing with much of the remainder used for cattle grazing and cereal grains. The farmÕs landscape, which includes dense hedges, forests and lakes, in the absence of noxious chemicals, has become a wildlife preserve for countless numbers of insects, birds and animals. ,
,The 2014 SSA 500 Barbera del Monferrato is made from Demeter certified Biodynamic grapes, and there are no sulfites used during any part of the winemaking process. This natural approach brings about a wine of unique purity and inner beauty. Darkly colored, with earthy aromas of cherries, plums and raspberries on the bouquet, leading to a rich and spicy mid-palate that evolves with layered complexity. No oak is used during the wineÕs production, which keeps the fruit focused and lively, with a refreshing streak of well-balanced acidity on the earthy finish.,
,This is a totally feel-good, food friendly wine: organic, Biodynamic, and no sulfites, made is a totally unmanipulated style. Barbera is one of the great matches to countless food pairings, and the SSA 500 is a delicious way to compliment your healthy ingredients and great flavor combinations. Serve it slightly chilled for great sipping enjoyment.',
,Bart Hopkins - Italian red wine buyer
|Wine maker notes
|SSA 500 Barbera comes from a single vineyard shaped like a natural amphitheatre and facing south-east. The site is constantly under a gentle breeze that facilitates the correct ripening, while maintaining the integrity of the grape-berries. The wine-making approach is designed to avoid additions of sulphites, and filtration cycles are kept to the minimum in order to preserve as much of the original character of the grapes as possible. The above approach may cause a small bottle deposit, which does not affect the quality of this wine.