91 points James Suckling 2020
100% handpicked Barbera grapes aged for 8 months in small French oak barrels, followed by a further three months in the bottle before being released on the market. Ruby-red colour and red fruit driven wine, fresh and full- flavoured. It has a long finish and it is well balanced.
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Asti has been known over the centuries as an emblem of Italian viticulture and oenology. The Castello del Poggio estate is located in this extraordinary area, once the chosen arena of the legendary Knights Templar. The estate, with its noble heritage, owes its name to the medieval fortification that once belonged to the Counts Buneis, and is now the most extensive, single wine-producing land mass in Piedmont. It is dedicated to the cultivation of autochthonous vines that have become ambassadors of the Piedmont region worldwide, including Barbera.
The grapes are picked by hand and are vinified traditionally, with a delicate maceration on the skins. The wine then matures for eight months in 5 hl. French oak barrels, followed by a further three months’ bottle ageing.
Ruby-red with pale purplish highlights.
Full and intense, with scents of cherries and emerging spicy hints.
Fresh and fruity, full-flavored and appealing, with a persistent finish.
A wine that can be drunk throughout the meal, but which goes particularly well with richly flavored dishes, roasts, grilled meats and cheeses.