Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG 'Gli Scaglioni', Dezzani
Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG 'Gli Scaglioni', Dezzani
Intense ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Its nose is complex, full of red fruity flavours and notes of chocolate and tobacco. The taste is unique, elegant and heady thanks to its fruit and the good acidity, which balances perfectly with the round body. Great ageing potential of 10 years+

Country and Region: Italy,Piedmont

Classification: Superiore DOC

Producer: Dezzani

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Barbera

Vinification: Gli Scaglioni takes its name from the peculiar conformity of the soil as “flakes” of tuff, where the vines of this excellent Barbera grow. Icon of Dezzani winery, it comes from the willing of having a long lasting wine, which can change and mature over time showing its unique taste. In order to have this name, Gli Scaglioni needs to face some simple but fundamental steps. After a manual harvest, the best grapes are chosen and brought to the winery for a soft pressing of the pomaces, to get noble and fruity flavours. The must undergoes a fermentation at controlled temperature and a 30 days maceration. With the first warm temperatures of the year, it comes a spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine is then ready for a long refining in big oak casks as the Piedmontese tradition requires. This Barbera is in fact left ageing for 4 years in big Slavonian oak casks. It will be winemaker Luigi Dezzani decision to judge and decide if the wine is of a high enough quality to be given the name “Gli Scaglioni”.

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 263.70

Bottle Price: £ 43.95