La Miraja 2017 Le Masche Barbera D'Asti
Previously never exported outside of Northern Italy, we're so happy it's made it's way stateside. Steeped in history, the vineyard is known to be the oldest in the area, with the winemaking done in an 11th century(!) castle. Expect a vibrant and bright expression of Barbara in this bottle.
Barbera ranks among Piedmont’s most prolific and lovable grape varieties. La Miraja’s bottling is a textbook example of Barbera from Asti, where the grape often produces its most complex expressions. Its fantasy name, “Le Masche,” recalls local spirits believed to be protectors of the vineyard.
Estate fruit from the Majole vineyard situated at 250 meters above sea level. Majole is a legendary, high-density vineyard planted in Barbera in 1972. Southwest exposure. Calcareous-red clay soils. 5,000 vines per hectare trained in the guyot style. Only 70 quintals per hectare harvested. The hand-harvested fruit is destemmed and then crushed by basket press into stainless-steel tanks, where it remains in contact with the skins for 10 days while native fermentation occurs. Following spontaneous malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for a minimum of 12 months in neutral oak prior to bottling and release.
Intense and fragrant. Dominated by red cherry, black plum, and blackberry against a backdrop of licorice and mature rose with a delicate balsamic undertone. This medium-bodied wine marries freshness and elegance, resulting in an uncommonly complex Barbera bottling with a gentle finish.
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