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Barbera d’Asti DOCG ‘Baby’

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Tasting Notes

This juicy mid-weight wine is an example of why Barbera d’Asti is so popular. It is called ‘Baby’ because it is young, fruity, fun, pure fruit unmasked by any oak ageing. Everything about this wine is easygoing, from the reasonable price and simple twist-off screw cap all the way to the soft tannins on the finish. In between you’ll get an easy-sipping trifecta of fruit, spice and acidity. Lip-smacking, cherry-like acidity enlivens the briary, spicy character of the wine’s fruitiness. Mild tannins make it perfect for current consumption.

It can be enjoyed at any time, alone or with food, especially coldcuts, meats and all sorts of pastas. Simply unscrew a bottle when a take-out pizza arrives at the door!

 

Barbera d’Asti is one of the most famous wines from Piemont. It became a DOC in 1970 and was upgraded to its DOCG classification in 2008, adding to Piedmont’s already impressive standing at this highest level of Italian wine classification. The Barbera d’Asti title covers the area around the town of Asti. Softer and more approachable in its youth than the Nebbiolo used to make Piedmont’s most prestigious wines, Barbera is a firm favorite among winemakers and consumers. It is also the region’s most widely planted red-wine variety. Its lively acidity makes it a perfect food-friendly wine.

2016 rated 91 WRO

Winery

Cantine Sant’Agata

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Barbera d'Asti

Location of Vineyards

Agliano Terme e Cassine

Orientation

South-southeast

Altitude

200–350 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

SUstainable

Soil

Calcareous clay

Type of Cultivation

Guyot

Vinification

Maceration for 8-10 days at a temperature of 28-30° C. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Aging

6 months in stainless steel (no oak ageing)

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

130,000 bottles

Oenologist

Claudio Cavallero