Crocera Barbera d'Asti Superiore

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Crocera Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Generous with great structure; Barbera - the true expression of Piedmont.

Specifications

Country, Region
Italy, Piedmont
Grape
Barbera
Vintage
2016
ABV
14.5%
Food friend
Belly pork
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Deeply coloured with a nose of intense ripe damson and black cherry, woodsmoke and brown spices. Rounded and generous on the palate, robust and full-flavoured with intense plum and cherry fruit, balanced by fresh acidity and a savoury tang.

Producer details

This exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills was bought by Araldica in 1999. After 15 years of replanting, 60 hectares of the 102 have now been reclaimed and are in full production. The warmer, southwest facing slopes are used to grow Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet while those facing northeast give fresher growing conditions, ideal for aromatic varietals such as Brachetto and Moscato as well as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The 'Il Cascinone' range is produced with grapes sourced from Araldica’s most prized vineyards, both on the estate itself and from other selected sites. Il Cascinone aim to make expressive, yet uncomplicated wines from good quality grapes. Attention to detail ensures the production of good quality wines.

In the vineyard

The Barbera grapes are sourced from 6 ha of vines on south east and west facing slopes, on the estate of Il Cascinone in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. While these grapes were planted in 2000, other grapes from younger vines are also included in the blend. Barbera is the most important grape in the region, producing distinctive wines.

In the winery

The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, of which 10-15% is new oak.

Food Recommendations

Mmm duck in plum sauce...or rich beef stews, regional dishes, cassoulet or even belly of pork.

Awards

2016 Vintage: International Wine Challenge 2019 - Silver. 2015 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 - Bronze. International Wine Challenge 2018 - Silver. Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Bronze. International Wine Challenge 2017 - Silver.

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