Barbera d`Asti Superiore Tenuta Neirano 2016

Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Producer
Tenute Neirano
Grape(s)
Barbera (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Juicy
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The unique low alpine region of Piedmont (or Piemonte), which means `at the foot of the mountains`, is located in northwest Italy around the city of Turin. The region includes the small and prestige hillside wine towns of Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Gavi, where a diverse variety of wine styles originate. Some of Italy`s most revered and expensive red wines come from the Nebbiolo grape, grown alongside Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Cortese.

Producer

Owned by the Sperone family, an ancient 17th century villa was built on top of a hill in Casalotto di Mombaruzzo, near Asti, in the heart of Monferrato, Piedmont. Tenute Neirano`s origins began when Antonio Sperone began making wine in 1911, and is now a wine-growing and wine-producing estate of great importance which combines rural tradition and modern technology. Among the white Piedmont classics of insuperable quality we find Gavi. The internationally awarded reds include Barolo and Barbera d’Asti superiore. The best-vintage red wines are aged in small barrels, located in underground cellars at controlled temperature. The company has been strengthened with the recent arrival of Francesca and Andrea Sperone, 4th generation of the family. With its 30 hectares of own vineyards, Tenute Neirano has become one of the finest Italian wine producers.
Tasting Notes
A brilliant fresh and full bodied wine which exhibits round sweet fruit flavours and extraordinary length. It is a delicious modern style of Barbera with both elegance and complexity supported by supple, moderate tannins. Barbera gives intense mouthfilling marasca cherry and red berry fruits, velvety texture and acidity softened by one year ageing in barrel. The tannins are present but fine grained which leads on to a fine and lasting finish.
Food
Works well with lamb, steak, sausages, roast pork and well flavoured cheeses.