Vinchio Vaglio, 'I Tre Vescovi', Barbera d’Asti Piedmont, Italy
Our""Superiore""2007, yield 50/55 hl/ha, after fermentation of 10 days in steel vats, is aged in oak barrels during a space of time (at least, six months) which varies according to recurrent wine-tastings. Barrel ageing makes this wine unalterable in time. It has a ruby-red colour with orange overtones and an excellent body. It has a strong bouquet of dried fruits and slightly""boisé""(woody flavour). Its taste is dry and long-lasting. After the first selection for""Barbera Vigne Vecchie""wine, the remaining grapes with higher sugar-content are used to make the""Barbera d'Asti Superiore"". The name""Superoire""(superior) is only given if wine meets high quality standards: grapes must have a natural higher sugar-content and wine must be aged for twelve months, six of which in oak barrels. Thanks it its characteristics, Barbera is suitable for ageing in barrels.Vinchio Vaglio Serra is a""Vinegrowers Association""located near Asti in the town of Vinchio. Far From your typical""social winery,""Vinchio Vaglio Serra controls all aspects of the production process from vine to bottle.Their wines have garnered the highest possible praise from Gambero Rosso, and for good reason. The Barbera grape thrives in the hills of Monferrato, and Vinchio Vaglio Serra truly knows Barbera.The many growers associated with Vinchio Vaglio Serra have a long history with the cantina. Started in 1959, the cantina has dedicated itself to promoting the illustrious, if often underrated Barbera grape. Although they produce many other wines, Barbera is clearly the focus at this modern winery. From the entry level""Kroara""Barbera to the top""Insythesis""(from 6 Barbera clones), The Barbera d'Asti from Vinchio Vaglio Serra is unsurpassed in quality. The focus on quality in the vineyard is immediately recognizable when opening a bottle, and affirmed when visiting the vineyards surrounding the town of Vinchio. A more peaceful setting cannot be imagined, with the surrounding hills covered in vines, primarily Barbera.Vinchio Vaglio Serra produces many levels of Barbera. All of the wines represent a great quality/price ratio, and are appropriate for different dishes. Their Barolo and Barbaresco are excellent representations of Nebbiolo, as are their Moscato and Brachetto. Enjoy a bottle of Vinchio Vaglio Serra wine today. It will take you to the peaceful hills of Monferrato in Piemonte, and awaken you to a new level of quality in Barbera.
Preparation & Storage
- Serve at 18°C.Tasty first courses, with meat or mushroom sauces. It also is excellent with matured, spicy and marbled cheeses.
Keep away from heating source.