Il Cascinone Barbera has captured the amiability of this grape. While Barbera takes on many expressions throughout the world, its home is in these steep Acqui Terme hills in Piedmonte. The original Il Cascinone vineyards were planted in the 1920s. By the end of the century these vineyards had fallen into disrepair. Araldica Group took them on and they now back in full swing producing wines that are immediately enjoyable in nature.
This is a ripe and rich fruited expression of the grape. It has a generous fuller bodied soul of black cherry wrapped in chocolate and spice. A good wine for cool weather, sitting around a fire with some company. Or you can take it to the dinner table and enjoy it with wild boar or venison sausages served with truffled mash. A beef and ale pie would be just as good.
Quickie review «Ripe black cherry fruit core has lashings of chocolate and spice making it immediately enjoyable particularly for the price. »
Country of Origin:d’Asti Superiore DOCG, Italy
Tasting Date: May 2019
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
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