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Produttori del Barbaresco
Asili Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Piemonte

This 7.5 acre vineyard resides in a geological bowl, protecting the vines from wind and humidity. The vineyard’s poor soil results in a complex minerality in the final wine. Asili has a great aging potential, but shows a distinct personality early on. The first vintage of Asili was produced in 1970.


Owner: Co-operative with 52 members
Website: www.produttoridelbarbaresco.com
Winemaker: Gianni Testa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard Location: Single vineyard Asili
Orientation: Southwest
Elevation: 920 ft
Trellising: Guyot single cane
Yield/Acre: 27 ql
Soil: Calcareous limestone with sandy veins

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 85°F with maceration on the skins for 28 days; complete malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
36 months in large, oak casks and bottle refined for eight months before release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Abundant, refined red fruit notes
Flavor: Complex and refined with a full-body, rich tannins and long finish
Pairings: Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 64°F
Production: 13,000 bottles