Asili is a prestigious and historic Geographical Indication of the Barbaresco DOCG, a designation that limits vinification to four municipal districts in Langhe, including Alba, Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso. A terroir known for elegance, the Asili vineyard turns 360° around the eponymous hamlet. The vineyard has a South to South-West exposure, and the soil is calceareous marl and has a bluish color due to the high content of magnesium and calcium. The vines are 30-35 years old and are thinned of excess bunches at the end of summer, leaving 5-6 bunches per vine on average. Hand harvested grapes are fermented on the skins in oak vats and then aged for 18 months in average sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle.

92 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage began with rain and snow that piled up to 24 inches among the vineyards. March was dry with temperatures above average that prompted an early start of vegetation. Spring brought previous rainfall and below average temperatures that lasted until the end of May slowed the development of the vines. June was the beginning of a long, hot, and dry summer that lasted until a mild September. Harvest was at the usual time, yielding healthy and perfectly ripe grapes characterized by outstanding balance.
Tasting Note
Garnet red in color, this aristocratic and complex wine offers notes of red fruits, violet, and fine spices. An elegant wine with a long, silky finish.
Food Pairing
Mushroom risotto, roast pork, rack of lamb
Technical Data
GRAPES: Nebbiolo (100%)
PH: 3.52
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged for a minimum of two years - 18 months in oak barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • One of the most prestigious vineyards of Barbaresco
  • Very low yield, hand harvested with summer thinning of excess bunches

About the Grape

Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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