Pure, red Barbera d'Asti wine
The Italian red wine from the provinces of Alessandria to Asti knows how to communicate its strengths in an appealing way. A deep ruby red colour in the glass, fruity hints of ripe red berries and cherries on the palate, a juicy acidity opens up a fresh taste - Barbera d'Asti may be complex, but accessible and at the same time ostensible. The wine from the south-eastern hills of Piedmont has enjoyed DOCG status since 2008. Accordingly, the legal regulations for Barbera d'Asti are irrevocable and help Italian winegrowers to produce wines of the highest quality with a big and popular name. Under the DOCG seal of quality, the wines must meet the following criteria in order to carry Italian joie de vivre into the world as Barbera d'Asti.
Barbera d'Asti DOCG
- Consists of at least 90% Barbera.
- The wine must mature for at least 4 months, for Barbera d'Asti Superiore at least 14 months, of which 6 months in wooden barrels.
- The alcohol content must be at least 12% vol. and at least 12.5% vol. for superiore.
Taste of Barbera d'Asti
Already in the glass you can detect the fruity notes of berries, sour cherries and fully ripe grapes in the ruby red colour. The intensive smell does not promise too much, because in each sip the velvety tannins and the pronounced acidity resonate. Although ageing in wooden barrels is not mandatory for the DOCG status of Barbera d'Asti, the exclusively dry red wines sometimes contain wood notes with an emphasis on structure, which, together with the tannins and the fruit, create a balancing act that underlines the complexity of the wine.
Our VINELLO recommendation
L'Avvocata Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2015 - Coppo
A prime example of what makes a Barbera d'Asti is the L'Avvocata from the Coppo winery. A pronounced ruby red colour of the body in which the fully ripe cherries, blueberries and blackberries have made themselves comfortable. On the palate the harmony between the fruity aromas and the vital acidity can be recognized. The tannin is hardly intruding, but testifies to the maturity of the wine, which fits perfectly to Italian cuisine with its playful and moderately strong body.
Facts worth knowing about Barbera d'asti
What is Barbera d'Asti?
Barbera d'Asti is an Italian red wine from the provinces of Alessandria and Asti in Piedmont. It has been classified under DOC status since 1970 and even under DOCG status since 2008. Barbera d'Asti is made from at least 90% Barbera grapes. The red wine has nothing to do with the sparkling wine Asti.
What is Barbera d'Asti suitable for?
Barbera d'Asti is an ideal accompaniment to Italian cuisine, red meat, poultry, grilled meats and cheese variations.
At what temperature do you drink Barbera d'Asti?
The ideal drinking temperature of Barbera d'Asti lies between 15 and 18° C.
How long can Barbera d'Asti be stored?
A Barbera d'Asti has good storage potential and can be stored for up to 7 years in a dark, cool and temperature-resistant environment.
How long does an open bottle of Barbera d'Asti last?
An opened bottle of Barbera d'Asti can last up to 7 days, provided it is kept in the refrigerator and tightly closed. However, the durability is reduced depending on the filling level of the bottle. A half-full bottle, for example, lasts only up to 4 days.
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