Ascheri Barbera d’Alba “Fontanelle” DOC 2019
Remarkably classy single-vineyard Barbera that will give you the feels!
100% Barbera grapes. Deep ruby red colour with violet nuances. A complex and intense bouquet of blackberries, plums, fruit jam and oak spices. Full and ripe on the palate with layers of cherry, cassis, vanilla and cedar flavours. Silky tannins with a beautiful acidic kick. Smooth with a long and fresh taste.
Sourced from the La Morra and Verduno Estate situated in the western part of the Barolo area, where it is located partly in the municipality of La Morra and partly in the municipality of Verduno. Characterised by the planting of traditional varieties such as Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto, in South-West and South-East facing slopes at an altitude of 350 m above sea level. The grapes are hand-picked and gently pressed. Fermentation in temperature regulated stainless steel vats for about 10 days at 26°C.
This is one for the cellar as it’ll just get better with age (8–10 years evolution).
A lively and fresh Barbera with a sliced-lemon and dark-berry character. Medium body, light tannins and a vivid finish. Some bitter lemons, too. Drink now.