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 vineyard turns 360° around the eponymous hamlet. 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.

93 Points
2020 vintage
93 Points
Wine Advocate
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2020 vintage began with a winter season with mild temperatures and little rainfall. The first part of spring was relatively dry and sunny, and March and April enjoyed good weather and mild temperatures. In May, an unstable climate recorded a considerable number of rainy days, lasting until late June. This slowed down vegetative development but allowed for an accumulation of water in the ground. It was a generally abundant vintage, although thinning brought quantities back to normal. Overall, the climate was ideal, with a final sprint of bright days and excellent temperature range between day and night from mid-August to late September, conditions that characterize great vintages.
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: 100% Nebbiolo
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.8 g/l
ABV: 13.4%
AGING: Aged for a minimum of two years - 18 months in oak barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced only in excellent vintages with very limited quantities
  • 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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