The Barbera grapes are a selection from several vineyards in southern Asti, including the La Court estate. The light-colored soils are “Astian sands”, meaning from Asti, and are rich in lime and microelements. Temperature controlled fermentation, including 10 days of maceration on the skins, in stainless steel tanks yields the dark, rich color that is typical of great Barberas. The wine is aged in large French oak casks for 3 months then rests in stainless steel and in bottle before release for a total of 16 months aging.

91 Points
Wine Report
91 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2017 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
Ruby red with violet hues, this elegant and intense wine offers notes of red cherry and red currants. A harmonious and well-structured wine with a beautiful savory finish.
Food Pairing
Pasta with tomato sauce, pizza, white fish
Technical Data
GRAPES: Barbera (100%)
APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti DOCG
PH: 3.56
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Minimum of 16 months. Aged for 3 months in large oak casks before refinement in stainless steel and in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • A selection from several vineyards in southern Asti, including the La Court estate
  • 100% Barbera, higher than the 90% DOCG requirement
  • Aged for a minimum of 16 months

About the Grape

Barbera
With relatively high acidity with low tannins, Barbera’s tart red berry aromas and flavors have spicy, herbal notes. Styles range from light quaffers to dense, concentrated wines for aging.
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