Magister Barbera d’Asti Superiore

19.00

Founded in 1955, this co-operative is comprised of 200 members with 550 hectares of vineyards around Nizza Monferrato. This is an excellent area for Barbera, which constitutes over 60% of the grapes that are harvested and crushed by this co-op. In Alba, the best sites are given to Nebbiolo, but in Asti this privilege is afforded to Barbera. Director and winemaker Giovanni Chiarle oversees all aspects of production and is determined to make wines that fully express the quality of the grapes that he harvests.

This wine is made from grapes from the oldest vines grown on the co-op’s best sites. After fermentation, the wine is aged for a period of around six months in large Slavonian oak and then blended to make a wine that is vibrant and, at the same time, structured and long, a worthy example of a Barbera Superiore from Nizza.

Delicious with pizza, grilled lamb cutlets or pasta with meaty sauces. Also perfect with strong hard cheeses.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Deep Red
Nose  Aging in wood combines the superb characteristics of Barbera d’Asti with intense hints of sweet spices that blend with a composed and continuous bouquet, marked by a characteristic and unmistakable note of Morello cherry
Palate The wine has a rich and supple palate with a refreshing acidity and high concentration of flavours

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Barbera
Alcohol % 14%
Style Medium to full Bodied Red
Estate/Producer Cantina di Nizza-Giovanni Chiarle
Country Italy
Region Monferrato, Piemonte
Vintage 2017
Vinification After careful selection of the grapes, fermentation was carried out for about 10 days at a controlled temperature of 28°C in stainless- steel vats. Malolactic fermentation took place in the same tanks, just after the end of the alcoholic fermentation. The wine was then racked in large Slavonian oak casks for six months before bottling
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed but can be stored in cellar conditions for 5 years

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