Barbera

Scarpa La Bogliona Barbera d'Asti 2011

  • 2011
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2011
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Barbera
Grapes
Barbera
Winery
Scarpa
Region
Piedmont
Country
Italy
  • Boutique
92 AVG
Drink now or cellar for up to 20 years. No need to decant before serving.

This iconic single vineyard Barbera d’Asti is the wine that first established Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa’s reputation for masterful, matured Barbera in the 1960s. The venerable estate has been making wine in the Monferrato hills since 1854, but since the arrival of Mario Pesce half a century ago Scarpa is now known all over the world for its elegant, characterful Piemontese wines.

Barbera is one of Scarpa’s specialisms and the estate makes serious, age-worthy examples which remind of the region’s stunning Barolo and Barbaresco wines. La Bogliona is known as “the daughter of sand” thanks to the composition of the vineyard which is 40% sand and offers excellent drainage for the vines.

Following the harvest the Barbera grapes selected for this wine are fermented in traditional large conical wooden vats. The new wine is then transferred to 2000 to 10,000 litre casks for up to three years before being aged for another couple of years in the bottle. The result is a muscular, well-structured Barbera which displays intricate layers of dark fruit, sweet spices, and baked earth notes. The power of this wine makes it an ideal candidate for extended cellar ageing over the next decade or so.
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Drink now or cellar for up to 20 years. No need to decant before serving.

This iconic single vineyard Barbera d’Asti is the wine that first established Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa’s reputation for masterful, matured Barbera in the 1960s. The venerable estate has been making wine in the Monferrato hills since 1854, but since the arrival of Mario Pesce half a century ago Scarpa is now known all over the world for its elegant, characterful Piemontese wines.

Barbera is one of Scarpa’s specialisms and the estate makes serious, age-worthy examples which remind of the region’s stunning Barolo and Barbaresco wines. La Bogliona is known as “the daughter of sand” thanks to the composition of the vineyard which is 40% sand and offers excellent drainage for the vines.

Following the harvest the Barbera grapes selected for this wine are fermented in traditional large conical wooden vats. The new wine is then transferred to 2000 to 10,000 litre casks for up to three years before being aged for another couple of years in the bottle. The result is a muscular, well-structured Barbera which displays intricate layers of dark fruit, sweet spices, and baked earth notes. The power of this wine makes it an ideal candidate for extended cellar ageing over the next decade or so.
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