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Prunotto ‘Fiulot’ Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2017

 

Estate: The Prunotto estate was founded in 1923 by renowned winemaker Alfredo Prunotto. Alfredo worked for the most prestigious wineries of the time, following WWII he and his wife restored an old cooperative winery located in Alba, midway between Barolo and Barbaresco, on the right side of the Tanaro River. They raised the standards of cultivation and production and were successful in exporting their wines outside of Italy. In 1956 Alfredo retired and sold the estate to his friend and fellow winemaker Beppe Colla who, together with Carlo Filiberti and later with brother Tino Colla, carried on managing the winery with Alfredo’s same love. In 1989, the Antinori family purchased the 55 hectare estate, intent on continuing the “excellent level of quality so sought after by Alfredo Prunotto”.

Tasting Notes: Red violet in colour with aromas of black cherry, chocolate, candied violet, licorice, earthy underbrush and spice. Black cherry, black currant and plum drape around a pepper spice core, accented by black tea tannins and bright acidity. Tangy red currant, pomegranate, tobacco, licorice and spice linger on the lengthy finish. Silky, push and focused.

100% Barbera
Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Italy
Bottled by Prunotto S.R.L.
14% Alcohol
$13

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