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Andrea Scovero ‘Ciapin’ Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2017

Estate: Andrea Scovero is the 4th generation of his family to farm grapes in the hills of Costigliole d’Asti, 7 miles south of the town of Asti in Piemonte. The 6 hectares of organically farmed vineyards are situated in a natural amphitheater, “providing the ideal balance of exposure and protection for his vines”. Andrea credits his grandfather with teaching him everything he knows about winemaking, and he is passionate about crafting wines made in the style of his grandparents. For a closer look, take a look at his producer page over at Dryckes-Butiken.

Winemaking: Hand harvested grapes are from the ‘Ciapin’ vineyard, with clay, sand and limestone soils. Vines are 14-40 years in age. Spontaneous fermentation for 25 days with the skins in stainless steel tanks, before gentle pressing, followed by aging in stainless steel until bottling in April 2018. The label is an original artwork by his friend, who “tries to paint Andreas ideas and reflections of what’s in the bottle”.

Tasting Notes: Inky red violet in colour with aromas of black cherry, grape, plum, menthol and baking spice. Ripe cherry, raspberry, blackberry and black cherry with a dusting of crushed black peppercorn glide over a backbone of firm tannins and fresh acidity. Dark fruit, earth and a trace of espresso linger on the lengthy finish. Plush and round, yet with a powerful character.

100% Barbera
Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Italy
Estate Bottled by Andrea Scovero
16% Alcohol
$32

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