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Araldica Fazzoletto Barbera Passito Piemonte DOC

2017

In a Nutshell

The name and neckerchief print around the bottle represent the 'Fazzoletto Rosso' worn by Italian resistance fighters during World War 2, symbolising freedom and rebellion.

Tasting Notes

A fleshy and juicy red with aromas of sweet ripe plums and cherries. The palate shows ripe fruit-forward characters of cherry and wild plum and the ripe rounded finish is balanced by fresh bramble acidity.

Production Notes

This wine is a rediscovery of the old tradition of using partially-dried grapes to add richness and concentration. The Barbera grapes were grown on southwest-facing slopes in the Monferrato hills, at 250-400m altitude. Soils here are clay and limestone. Following the traditional passito technique - a portion of ripe Barbera grapes (around 20%), left on the vine for nearly a month after the main harvest to sun dry, were blended with fresh Barbera grapes before fermentation. This sweetens, enriches and softens the resulting acidity.

Grape Blend

100%

Barbera

Producer - Araldica

Araldica is Piemonte’s most forward-thinking co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d’Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards. Many of their members joined the co-operative in the 1950s and have a long and loyal relationship with the winery. They produce wines from Piemonte’s main DOC / DOCG regions – predominantly Barbera, Gavi and Moscato, but also including Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero Arneis.

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Araldica Fazzoletto Barbera Passito Piemonte DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

14.5%

Grape

Barbera

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Screwcap

£10.80

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