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Rive Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2016

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Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone

Classic barrique-aged Barbera d'Asti Superiore from the oldest vineyards of 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...

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Production

The grapes for Rive Barbera are hand-picked, de-stemmed and crushed. The must is fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats with pumping over four times a day. The wine is pressed just before dryness and then racked to a mixture of new (2/3) and one year old (1/3) French oak barriques, where it undergoes malo-lactic fermentation and is aged for 18 months. The wine is left to develop in bottle for 6 months before being released.

Tasting notes

A deep ruby Barbera with vibrant aromas of black cherries and prunes with notes of chocolate and toasty oak. An abundance of wild blackberries, black cherries and a touch of spice show through on the palate, which has a rich, voluptuous texture balancing taught acidity and fine oak tannins.

Food match

Casseroles, game dishes, smoked gammon with onion mash, and mature cheeses.

Awards

2016 Vintage

The Wine Merchant Top 100 2019

Top 100

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Silver

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