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Luca Bosio Barbera d’Asti 2017 D.O.C.G

Overview

Ruby red in color, this Barbera shows ample red fruit on the nose. It has silky tannins that give it a smooth mouthfeel. This “easy-to-drink” wine has a freshness and approachability that makes it a great wine for even the casual wine consumer.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Barbera grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Castagnole Lanze and Costigliole d’Asti villages, at 200-to-300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 25 years and they are grown on southeast and southwest facings in calcareous clay soil, at a density of about 5,000 plants per hectare. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks. Skin maceration takes place over six days, assuring good color and body. Luca Bosio Barbera d’Asti is a blend of 50% steel and 50% used barriques, to give complexity to the wine but keep the fresh fruit notes. The wine spends three months in oak barrels, followed by an additional six months in bottle before shipping.


Serving Hints
This wine is a perfect accompaniment for proteins like chicken and pork, as well as an array of Italian cheeses, pastas and risotto.


PRODUCER: Luca Bosio Vineyards
COUNTRY: Italy
REGION: Piedmont
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera
pH: 3.6
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5 g/l
ALCOHOL: 13.5%


Press Highlights

2016 Hot Prospect Brand – Shanken’s Impact Newsletter, Sept 1 & 15, 2016
2011 "Best Buy" - Wine & Spirits, The Collector's Issue, Dec. 2012
2010  89 Points - Wine Spectator, Web Only, 2012

 

 
 
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