Cantine Valpane Barbera del Monferrato "Perlydia" 2012

$ 19.50

Although the names Asti and Alba may be more widely recognized today, the Monferrato provides more faithful expressions of Barbera. This is due in part to the warmer climate and longer hours of sunlight here, which allow the grapes to ripen completely and unfurl the full personality of the variety. The Monferrato is also still relatively untamed, and the forests and fields here benefit the area’s vineyards by providing a natural source of variety. At Valpane these factors combine to provide meaty Barberas that nevertheless offer plenty of lively fruit.

Winemaking details:

  • 100% Barbera
  • Sustainable Farming, clay & limestone soils
  • Fermentation in stainless steel and cement tanks
  • Aged 2-5 years in stainless steel and cement tanks before bottling

Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas of cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose, while on the palate its rich, juicy fruit and plump texture envelops like a long-awaited hug.

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Tomato based pastas, pizza, meaty ragù or aged cheeses like the local castelmagno (mild blue cheese)