Barbera d'Asti, "Bricchi", Scarpa

Barbera d'Asti, "Bricchi", Scarpa - 2018

Item # 49253 1.5L

The I Bricchi vineyard site is located between the communes of Castel Rocchero and Acqui Terme at an elevation range of 350-400 m. Aged in large French used wood casks and then aged in a cool cellar. Barbera with age is simply magic and an ideal companion to stews or rich cheeses.

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Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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Barbera

Barbera is grown all over Italy, but the best examples of this red grape come from Piedmont, where it is made into all manner of wines - from easy-drinking quaffers to serious, cellar-worthy bottlings. Wherever they fall on the spectrum of stodginess, however, they are generally ruby-colored, full-bodied, and highly acidic, with remarkably low levels of tannins. The areas that are most strongly associated with Barbera (for good reason) are the Alba and Asti DOCs, which consistently produce...

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