The Barbera grape is certainly the most classic grown on the Asti hills. The vineyards are characterised by predominantly marl and clay-based soils, with the presence of quartz sands and silt. This provides the wine with a fragrant and vigorous but balanced character, and a broad expression of aromas.
The colour is a lively, bright, deep ruby-red. As it ages it will acquire garnet reflections. The nose is fresh and fruity, reminiscent of blackberry and red fruit jam, and displays aromas of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. The palate is full-bodied and robust, with a slight touch of tartness. Oak characteristics are evident but well-balanced. A great pairing with savoury first courses and white or red meats. It is also an ideal companion for cheese plates and cured meats.
Berliner Wine Trophy – Gold Medal