BARBERA ASTI D.O.C. VEZZANO
Alcoholic strength: 14,30%
This Barbera, certified denominazione di origine controllata (controlled designation of origin), is made from grapes grown on the hills in the classic vine-growing territory of Maranzana, Ricaldone and Cassine.
The wine's colour is an intense ruby red, with violet relfections. Its bouquet is rich, complex, with considerable concentration and depth; highlights include notes of red fruit and berries. There are also touches of spice and tobacco. The selection of the grapes and the maturation in Slavonian oak barriques give the wine notes of wood, minty spice, vanilla, liquorice and eucalyptus. On the palate, the wine reveals great harmony, sapidity and a fine structure with velvety tannins, hints of cocoa and vanilla, which blend perfectly with the red fruit tastes typical of Barbera. Its taste is dry and generous, with considerable body and structure. The grapes' characteristics are perfectly orchestrated to create a superbly balanced wine of great class, with a very long and persistent finish.
Ideal with complex recipes, red meat, game animals and birds, and strongly-flavoured cheeses.