Rataraura, 2013

By Rocco di Carpeneto

  • Appellation: BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO SUPERIORE DOCG
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Red
  • Sweetness:
  • Grape Varieties:
    • Unfined.
    • Unfiltered.

    Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

    • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
    • Total Sulphites: 38 mg/L
    • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
    • Other Information:Rataraura is a Barbera del Monferrato Superiore docg from barbera grapes hand-picked in Gaggero and Vicario vineyards – plantation year between 1970 and 2000 – with 50-60 q. per ha yield. It is vinified in stainless steel tanks (since 2015 in terracotta amphorae), with spontaneous fermentation (native yeasts only) and extended (2-4 weeks) maceration. Aging is done for 20 months at least mostly in terracotta amphorae. In the local dialect of 19th century, Rataraura means "bat".

    About Rocco di Carpeneto

    Piedmont, Italy

    We are a boutique, strictly natural winery located in Carpeneto (Al), amidst the Alto Monferrato hills. Wine production is focused on Piedmont-native grapes (dolcetto, barbera, cortese, nebbiolo, albarossa, freisa). We are member of VinNatur and FIVI.