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Barbera d'Asti Bricco
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Barbera d'Asti Bricco

DOCG, Paolo Conterno, 2017

750 ml
CHF 19.–
Grape variety: Barbera
Producer: Paolo Conterno / Fam. Conterno
Origin: Italy / Piemont / Barbera d'Asti
CHF 19.–
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Article nr. 35190717
Grape variety: Barbera
Producer: Paolo Conterno / Fam. Conterno
Origin: Italy / Piemont / Barbera d'Asti

Description

Deep red colour with purple hue and purple nuances when young. Smooth- bodied on palate supported by spices and a warm, balanced finish. A flattering wine and a fine expression of this comparatively less well known grape.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Piemont / Barbera d'Asti
Place name: Bricco Sant'Ambrogio
Grape variety: Barbera
Maturity: 1 to 5 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Cold fish dish, dried meat, Succulent chicken breast with cream sauc, Saltimbocca, Scaloppine di vitello al limone, Spaghetti con sugo al basilico, Risotto with ceps
Vinification: short must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in large wooden barrel/foudre
Maturation duration: 12 months
Volume: 14.5 %
Countries

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

Producers

Paolo Conterno / Fam. Conterno

Giorgio Conterno and his Baroli from Piedmont, is one of Baur au Lac Vins' long-standing partners. He talks about his new Tuscan passion with beaming eyes:

"Fate has brought me to Ortaglia. By chance I had heard about it and a little later I was there. It was immediately clear to me that Ortaglia was a special place. It took a whole eight years for the takeover, but it was worth it. Tuscany and Piedmont are the two regions in which I can best express my passion - with a life close to nature and working in the vineyard to create wines, as I have learned according to old tradition."

Grape varieties

Barbera

The all-around culinary companion

The Barbera grape is one of the cornerstones of the Piedmont. It lends its name to three cultivation areas: Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Alba and Barbera di Monferrato. There are fierce rivalries. Thus the vintners of Asti assert that their Barbera is better than those from Alba, because the best sites in Alba are reserved for Barolo and Barberesco. The truth is, there are all kinds of Barbera: young and fruity, ripe and complex, simple or sophisticated. The best representatives are ruby red with pure, sweet cherry fruit, soft body and fresh acidity. They are fantastic culinary companions: there is scarcely any Italian dish with which they do not fit. The variety is well-distributed, thanks to the Italian emigrants in California.

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