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Barbera d'Asti Superiore "Cesare Pavese" Vallebelbo

  • Region: Piemonte
  • Type: Still Red Wine
  • Proof: 13,5%
  • Wine Variety: 100% Barbera
  • Place of production, aging, service temperature: Hills of the Langhe. Hills of Costigliole d'Asti, Calosso di 'Asti, Canelli. Service Temperature 18/20 Degrees.
  • Uniqueness: Robust wine with good acidity, these features fade the presence of tannins, guaranteeing a powerful but very pleasant tasting.
€ 13.90
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Pier de 'Crescenzi (author of the "Liber ruraleum commodorum")
Historical notes

The acidity of Grisa grapes

Both wine and vine variety have ancient origins. Despite this, the first historical information date back to the seventeenth century. The first document that talks about the vine variety is in Nizza Monferrato. It was then mentioned at the end of the 18th century in the work of Giuseppe Nuvolone, Director of the Agricultural Society of Turin. Before this century it was identified as Grisa Grape for its acidity similar to Spina Grape. It is a very popular and widespread vine variety both locally and internationally, but originally it was typical of Piedmont and Monferrato. It has always had a great popularity and, apart from a negativ period in the early 80s, it has once again become one of the most loved and widespread wines in Italy. This is also thanks to the work of development and refinement that has led the wine to raise its quality. In particular, the use of wood (with the fundamental contribution of Giacomo Bologna with the Bricco dell'Uccellone) has repositioned Barbera upwards.

Native stories

With traditional Piedmontese boiled meats

A Sunday, during the harvest period, you're on your way back from Piedmont. You stop in a trattoria off the highway. You combine a extraordinary Barbera d'Asti Superiore with a succulent boiled meat, prepared according to the tradition. In this way, you get lost in a pleasant journey into the past... 

The Territory

From Monferrato to the rest of the world

Barbera has Piedmontese and Monferrato origin. It was then extended practically throughout the region, taking various names: d'Asti, d'Alba, Langhe, Tortona etc. It is also considerably present in Lombardy and in particular in the Oltre Pò Pavese; in Emilia (Piacenza, Bologna, Parma); in Sardinia. It's one of the most exported wines and it's also produced abroad (in Argentina and in California). 

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