Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone
Rive Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2017, Il Cascionone
Italy / Piedmont
Andy's Tasting Notes
Consistently one of the best price to quality Barbera wines which we have stocked now for quite a few years. Luxurious, rich and rounded with a glossy and satisfying persona.
Highly recommended. A satisfying Barbera of real distinction.
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.
Production notes – 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 malolactic fermentation and is aged for 18 months. The wine is left to develop in bottle for 6 months before being released.
Price per bottle £14.80
4 in stock
Food matchPasta with mushrooms and roasted veg