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Gli Scaglioni takes its name from the peculiar conformity of the soil as “flakes” of tuff, where the vines of this excellent Barbera grow. Icon of Dezzani winery, it comes from the willing of having a long lasting wine, which can change and mature over time showing its unique taste. In order to have this name, Gli Scaglioni needs to face some simple but fundamental steps. After a manual harvest, the best grapes are chosen and brought to the winery for a soft pressing of the pomaces, to get noble and
fruity flavours. The must undergoes a fermentation at controlled temperature and a 30 days maceration. With the first warm temperatures of the year, it comes a spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine is then ready for a long refining in big oak
casks as the Piedmontese tradition requires. This Barbera is in fact left ageing for 4 years in big Slavonian oak casks. It will be winemaker Luigi Dezzani decision to judge and decide if the wine is of a high enough quality to be given the name “Gli Scaglioni”.