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Il Cascinone Crocera Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG

2016

In a Nutshell

Fresh and juicy Barbera.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of intense ripe damson and black cherry with a hint of spice. Ripe and generous on the palate, robust and full-flavoured with intense plum and sour cherry fruit, balanced by tangy, juicy acidity.

Production Notes

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

Grape Blend

100%

Barbera

Producer - Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone

Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 – an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills which has undergone extensive restoration and replanting. Now around 70ha of the total 102ha are in full production, with the warmer, southwest-facing slopes used to grow Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon – whilst the northeast slopes are ideal for more aromatic varieties Brachetto and Moscato, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

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Il Cascinone Crocera Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2016

Size

0.75L

ABV

14.5%

Grape

Barbera

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£10.00

Press Quotes & Awards

Lovely creamy fruit, soft, ripe and balanced, with the light acidity lifting the flavours.

The Wine Merchant Top 100 2019

Silver Medal

International Wine Challenge 2019

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