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Il Cascinone Rive Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG

2017

In a Nutshell

Classic barrique-aged Barbera d'Asti Superiore from the oldest vineyards of the Il Cascinone estate.

Tasting Notes

A deep ruby Barbera with vibrant aromas of black cherries and prunes with notes of chocolate and toasty oak. An abundance of wild blackberries, black cherries and a touch of spice show through on the palate, which has a rich, voluptuous texture balancing taught acidity and fine oak tannins.

Production Notes

The grapes for Rive Barbera are hand-picked, de-stemmed and crushed. The must is fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats with pumping over four times a day. The wine is pressed just before dryness and then racked to a mixture of new (2/3) and one year old (1/3) French oak barriques, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged for 18 months. The wine is left to develop in bottle for 6 months before being released.

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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Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

15%

Grape

Barbera

Viticulture

Sustainable

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£16.70

4 in stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Silver Medal

International Wine and Spirits Competition 2021

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