Produced in Piedmont, Monferrato, Alfieri Hills, Asti, San Damiano d’Asti, Carlin de Paolo’s Barbera is cultivated in a typical Mediterranean climate characterized by harsh winters and hot, humid summers. From limey, clayey, sandy, and calcareous soil at an altitude of 180 – 340m above sea level, grapes are trained on vines that are 25 – 40 years old. They are trained on the traditional Piedmontese guyot system with a vine density ranging from 4,000 – 4,500 vine stocks per hectare, yielding 80 quintals per hectare. After harvest, vinification takes place in steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The Decanter Worldwide Awards awarded Barbera d’Asti a Silver Medal in 2014.
This Barbera has an intense ruby red with fair purple nuances. On the nose it is intensely vinous, heady, and ethereal with typical and prevailing fruity nose of cherry, licorice, plums, violet, and blackberry. On the palate, it is tannic, full-flavored, dry, astringent and persistent with a balanced acidity. The wine is highly versatile, and pairs with roast meat, red meats such as carpaccio, game, and medium seasoned cheese.
Country of production: Italy
Exposition of the vineyard: South
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol