Wine "Alasia" Barbera, Piemonte DOC, 2018
Reviews of purchase "Alasia" Barbera, Piemonte DOC, 2018
Ruby-colored wine with reddish tint.
The taste of the wine is voluminous, has a soft tannin structure, demonstrates a fruit character and berry notes (blackberry and cherry). The finish is long, characterized by refreshing acidity and light spice.
Aromatic bouquet of the wine reveals notes of blackberry, cherry, raspberry and plum, harmoniously combined with the nuances of oak wood.
The wine will make the perfect match for a variety of pasta, pizza and dishes with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese.
Wine "Alasia" Barbera, Piemonte DOC made from Barbra grapes grown on clay soils with generous limestone content, at an altitude of 200-400 meters above sea level. Crop harvested by hand in late October. After transporting the grapes to the winery, it is sorted, dried and pressed a little. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 25-30 ° C. Wine "Alaziya" Barbera is kept in steel tanks for 4-6 months.
Araldica Castelvero - is the largest and most progressive cooperative Piedmont, founded in 1954 and currently has about 300 members. Basically this small vineyard owners that almost 1,000 hectares cultivated local white grape varieties - Moscato and Cortese, blue cultivar Barbera and international varieties - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The vineyards are located in several major areas of Piedmont, such as Lange, Monferrato, Roero and Gavi.
Cooperative owned winery Antica Contea di Sastelvero, the oldest of which was built in 1954. Excerpt wines then carried out in cement vats. In 60-70 years was conducted at their full replacement tank made of stainless steel and wood. In the years 1972-1978 the company has invested a large investment in the construction of a large cellar for aging wines in oak barrels for a total volume of 15 000 hectoliters. Here is getting better exposure range of wines "Barbera d'Asti", which claimed the distinction of being the "best" among a wide range of wines of the company. In 1999 he built a modern warehouse and bottling plant wines Araldica. Continuing its expansion, the company in 1998, acquiring the estate "Cascinone" (102 hectares), located in the municipality of Genoa, as well as "Battistina", located near the town of Gavi. Each of them were built their own cellars for vinification.
Despite the fact that the company is Araldika Kastelvero cooperative, thanks to Claudio Manera - Managing Director and oenologist companies are present here "family tradition". His father - Livio manner - was the first winemaker cooperative in the fifties, and his wife Lella works winemaker of the company and is responsible for quality control of products. Claudio guided by the principle that investment in vineyards are crucial for the creation of high-quality wines. Farmers collected grapes are sorted into different quality classes to determine its subsequent use as well as set the prices that farmers receive for their crops. This approach encourages farmers to pay special attention to their vineyards and beneficial for both sides.
In combination with modern winemaking techniques and thoughtful marketing company Araldica Castelvero provides a wide range of quality and affordable wines, successfully won both domestic and international markets.