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Crocera Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2016

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Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone

Crocera is a perfect fresh juicy red which over-delivers on everything from seductive spicy notes to a charming chocolate and cherry combination. An attractive Barbera with some barrique ageing, sourced from 6 hectares of vines on the Il Cascinone estate.

Meet the producer

Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 - an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills which...

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Production

The Barbera grapes are sourced from 6 ha of vines on south east and west facing slopes, on the estate of Il Cascinone in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. While these grapes were planted in 2000, other grapes from younger vines are also included in the blend. Barbera is the most important grape in the region, producing distinctive wines. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, of which 10-15% is new oak.

Tasting notes

Aromas of ripe black cherry and damson with a hint of toasty spice. Rich and generous on the palate - full-flavoured with intense plum and sour cherry fruit, and notes of dark chocolate - balanced by tangy, juicy acidity.

Food match

Duck in plum sauce... or rich beef stews, cassoulet or even belly of pork.

Awards

2016 Vintage

IWC 2019

Silver

2015 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Bronze

IWC 2018

Silver

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Bronze

IWC 2017

Silver

IWSC 2017

Silver

2014 Vintage

The Wine Merchant Top 100 2016

Top 100

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Bronze

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