2017 Barbera d’Asti DOCG “Braia”

Producer: Fasoglio

Production zone: from the cru “Braia” in the town of Aramengo.

Vines: 100% Barbera

Vinification: hand picked grapes.  Destemming, maceration and fermentation on the skins for 15 days.  Half a year in steel and two months in bottle before release. 

Sensory Characteristics:

Colour:   very intense ruby
Aroma:   aromas of mature ripe red fruits.
Taste:   generous, round and well balanced with notes of cassis and cherries – juicy.

Accompaniment:   excellent with tagliolini burro e tartufo, agnolotti alla piemontese or carne cruda.

Serving temperature:   18 C.

Summary: this area of Piemonte can produce wonderful barbera like this one, with generous fruit and a juicy roundness.  It is a pleaser: so colorful and exuberant. It will reward those that decide to age it a few years longer.