|Style||Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Spice, Smokey, Soft Tannins, Fruity, Fresh, Easy Drinking, Food Friendly|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable|
Araldica Ceppi Storici, Barbera d'Asti DOCG is a delightful red wine with warm, spicy aromas of blueberries and plums, and subtle smoky notes. On the palate, luxurious cherry and more plum fruit blend with meaty, spicy notes and soft oak tannins. Refreshing acidity adds definition to the ripe fruit and pairs well with pizza, pasta, or lamb shank.
About the Producer
Araldica is Piemonte's most forward-thinking co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d'Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards. Many of their members joined the co-operative in the 1950s and have a long and loyal relationhip with the winery. They produce wines from Piemonte's main DOC / DOCG regions - predominantly Barbera, Gavi and Moscato, but also including Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero Arneis.
Founded in 1954 by Livio Manera, father of the current Managing Director and winemaker Claudio Manera, Araldica has developed over the past 60+ years to become a major winemaking force in Piemonte, supplying wines across the globe. Claudio's wife Lella heads up quality control at Araldica, where she is responsible for the blending and approval of all wines. Their son Carlo, also a qualified winemaker, is now part of the Araldica winemaking team.
Vineyard and Winery
Ceppi Storici comes from vineyards in the Monferrato hills in the south of the province of Asti, Piemonte. South West aspects at altitudes between 250 and 400m. Limestone-clay soil. Piemonte low Guyot trellis. Planting density 4,000-4,500 vines/ha. The fruit was hand harvested in late September / early October from vines over 40 years old. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 25-30° C. Pressed when dry and racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The clear wine was then racked to a mixture of French oak barrels (50%) and large traditional Piemonte oak vats for 12 months maturation. These two components were then blended and bottled.
A beautiful red, very smooth, with a hint of spice.
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