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2019 Barbera d’Asti, Luca Bosio, Piedmont, Italy

Bright cherry and plum fruit balance nicely with bright acidity and ripe soft tannins.

Grape Variety: 100% Barbera

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2019 Barbera d’Asti, Luca Bosio, Piedmont, Italy

Tasting Note

Bright cherry and plum fruit balance nicely with bright acidity and ripe soft tannins.

Food Pairing

Penne Rustica. Charcuterie.

Producer Info

Luca Bosio Vineyards, now in its third generation, was established in 1967 by farmers Egidio and Angela. Their son, Valter Bosio married Rosella and along with their son Luca, a graduate winemaker, work tirelessly to keep up the family tradition. Luca has brought a wave of freshness and novelty both in technical and commercial areas. After the success of his innovative and progressive ideas, and under the constant support of the family, the company has taken the name of Luca Bosio Vineyards. Luca Bosio Vineyards winery is located in the centre of the Langhe region of Piedmont. The company has 60 acres of vineyards and sources additional grapes from vineyards in Piedmont.

Region Info

Barbera d’Asti is one of the most famous wines from the Piedmont region of north-western Italy. It became a DOC in 1970 and was upgraded to its DOCG classification in 2008, adding to Piedmont’s impressive haul of DOCG titles (the highest level of Italian wine classification). The Barbera d’Asti title covers the area around the town of Asti, and exclusively focuses on red wines made from Barbera. Softer and more approachable in its youth than the Nebbiolo used to make Piedmont’s most prestigious wines, Barbera is a firm favourite among winemakers and consumers. It is also the region’s most widely planted red-wine variety.

According to DOC regulations, any Barbera d’Asti wine must consist of at least 85% Barbera. The remaining 15% can comprise Freisa, Grignolino and Dolcetto. The bottles must not be released for sale before 1 March in the year after harvest, and must achieve a minimum final alcohol level of at least 11.5% alcohol by volume. There is also a superiore designation which requires a minimum of 12 months ageing, with at least six months of this time spent in barrel.

Production Method

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. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks. Skin maceration takes place over 6 days, assuring good colour and body. The wine spends 4 months in wood tanks before bottling.

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1 review for Barbera d’Asti, Luca Bosio, Piedmont, Italy, 2019

  1. Kevan

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    A very good wine.

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