Cisterna d’Asti D.O.C. Superiore “Civchin”



Production zone: Piedmont Region, Province of Asti
Climate: Mediterranean, characterized by harsh winters with temperatures reaching -15°C, and hot and humid summers with temperatures reaching 35° C
Soil: compact and deep, blue-and-grey calcareous marls, rich of microelements and mineral salts
Altitude: 180-300 meters above sea level
Training system: traditional Piedmontese guyot with a vine density ranging from 4,000 to 4,500 vine stocks per hectare
Production yield per hectare: 80 quintals
Average age of the vines: 20 – 30 years
Vinification: maceration in temperature controlled steel tanks; 28°  – 30° C
Maturing: in 25 hectolitre French oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months. The ultimate maturing takes place in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months
Colour: intense ruby red
Aroma: vinous, sometimes ethereal, with notes of ripe fruits enhanced by a perceptible, yet faint, hint of wood
Taste: full, rich harmonious, which expresses the fragrance of Croatina grape with aftertaste of almond, raspberry and strawberry
Total acidity: < 5.6 gr./l
Dry extract: 32 gr./l
Serving temperature: 18°C in stem glassed for full-body red wines. Open the bottle at least one hour before serving.
Packaging: 6 bottles per box




Grape variety

100% Croatina



Food matching

It is perfect through the meal and with the dishes of the international cooking. Ideal also as a meditation wine