'Asili' Barbaresco DOCG Riserva, Ca del Baio
'Asili' Barbaresco DOCG Riserva, Ca del Baio
The Asili Barbaresco Riserva is named after a prized hill in Barbaresco which unusually has a different climate from year to year. The Grasso family have owned a major part of the hill for many generations and continue to cultivate for and tend the nebbiolo grapes with extreme care and dedication. The wine displays a brilliant garnet red colour with shades of orange. The intense nose releases hints of lavender, pine, rose petals, aromatic herbs, spices, and tar notes. The wine is dry, full-bodied, and warm. It is exceptionally smooth and velvety in the mouth. A must for any collection.

Country and Region: Italy,Piedmont

Classification: DOCG

Producer: Ca del Baio

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Nebbiolo

Vinification: The 2012 Barbaresco Asili Riserva is only the second vintage of this new addition to the Ca' del Baio range. The hand-picked grapes are selected from prime areas of the Asili Cru and gently crushed. The must ferments in temperature controlled wooden vats together with 10% of non-destemmed grapes. During the active fermentation phase, two fillings per day allow for the appropriate extraction of colours and aromas from the skins. The submerged cap method of maceration continues for approximately 45 days. After racking, the wine is left to age for 36 months in second and third passage barriques and, finally, refining in bottles for 12 months before it is released to the market.

ABV: 14%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: 92 points - WineSpectator

Case Size: 3

Case price: £ 289.50

Bottle Price: £ 96.50