Barbera

Scarpa Casa Scarpa Barbera d'Asti 2017

  • 2017
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 13%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Barbera
Grapes
Barbera
Winery
Scarpa
Region
Piedmont
Country
Italy
  • Boutique
91 AVG
Cellar for up to 2 years. No need to decant before serving.

In the Piemonte wine region Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa has a reputation for pursuing traditional local winemaking practices in a thoroughly modern way. Scarpa has been making wine here in the Monferrato hills since 1854 and one of their specialisms is magnificent Barberas which are matured for long periods in large casks just like their more famous cousin, the Nebbiolo grape.

This particular example is a stunning young Barbera d’Asti which showcases the tart cherry, cranberry, and red plum notes which are so typical of this style. The grapes are sourced from Scarpa’s 50-hectare estate vineyard, Poderi Bricchi, in the heart of the Monferrato. Half of the area is given over to forests and fields to protect the biodiversity of the estate which helps to ensure the vines are healthy.

Following the harvest the wine is fermented and then aged in stainless steel tanks for a year. The wine is then bottled and aged for at least six months more before it is released. The resulting wine is a lively, vibrant Barbera which is ideal served with charcuterie, cheeses, or a bowl of fresh pasta with a tangy tomato sauce.
 
Description
Cellar for up to 2 years. No need to decant before serving.

In the Piemonte wine region Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa has a reputation for pursuing traditional local winemaking practices in a thoroughly modern way. Scarpa has been making wine here in the Monferrato hills since 1854 and one of their specialisms is magnificent Barberas which are matured for long periods in large casks just like their more famous cousin, the Nebbiolo grape.

This particular example is a stunning young Barbera d’Asti which showcases the tart cherry, cranberry, and red plum notes which are so typical of this style. The grapes are sourced from Scarpa’s 50-hectare estate vineyard, Poderi Bricchi, in the heart of the Monferrato. Half of the area is given over to forests and fields to protect the biodiversity of the estate which helps to ensure the vines are healthy.

Following the harvest the wine is fermented and then aged in stainless steel tanks for a year. The wine is then bottled and aged for at least six months more before it is released. The resulting wine is a lively, vibrant Barbera which is ideal served with charcuterie, cheeses, or a bowl of fresh pasta with a tangy tomato sauce.
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