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Barbera d'Asti Superiore "La Bogliona", Scarpa

Barbera d'Asti Superiore "La Bogliona", Scarpa - 2008

Item # 39721 750mL
$67.99/ Single Bottle
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$407.94 $367.15/ Case of 6
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

The top single-vineyard Barbera from traditional Barbera d’Asti specialist Scarpa in the Monferrato. Pretty floral aromas yet structured on the palate, this is clearly a wine that was built to age gracefully for many years. Scarpa takes the same care with La Bogliona that they do with their Barolo and Barbaresco: Traditional fermentation in large, old truncated conical wooden vats. Aging for two to three years in large casks (2,000-10,000 liters) and then at least several more years in bottle before release.

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