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April 2019
Barbera d’Asti DOCG

£8.95

Origin:    San Damiano d’Asti – Italy

Wine:      Barbera d’Asti

Grape:     Barbera

Colour:    Ruby red

Sugars:    Dry

Alcohol:   13.5% ABV

Notes: Notes of dark cherry, dried strawberry, plum jam, blackberry, vanilla and tobacco. Smooth on the mouth, well balanced with soft tannins 

Evolution: Ready to drink now. Best to 2025. Recommended temperature 18-20°C         

Food pairing: Pair it with grilled and roast pork and wild boar, meat tartare, braised lamb dishes and light hard cheeses.

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Barbera d’Asti DOCG – Trej amis

For April 2019 I have chosen a Barbera D’asti DOCG.

The Barbera red grape is the third most planted grape in Italy after the Sangiovese and Montepulciano. The Monferrato area of Piemonte, on the North west of Italy is the land of  Barbera. In recent years winemakers have transformed what was considered an everyday cheap table wine into a much more appreciated and refined wine.

Trey amis (‘three friends’ in the piemontese dialect) is ruby red with purple reflections, medium to full body with notes of dark cherry, dried strawberry, plum jam, blackberry, vanilla and tobacco. On the palate is dry, warm and smooth, well balanced with soft tannins and moderate minerality. Ready to drink now, it will and keep to 2025. Recommended temperature 18-20°C. Pair it with grilled and roast pork and wild boar, meat tartare, braised lamb dishes and light hard cheeses.

 

Edoardo Cavallo | Sommelier

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