Barbera d’Asti can be a very average red wine, too often, and wrongly, considered a cheaper alternative to the barbera d’Alba, but it is not the case here.
This Barbera d’Asti Superiore is not your typical barbera, even when compared to good Barbera d’Asti or Alba, this is not what you would expect when purchasing a Barbera d’Asti, this red wine is richer, more complex, bigger, made by blending two different Barbera wines, one that has been kept in steel tanks and another one that has been aged in oak.
The result is a fantastic Barbera d’Asti Superiore with the typical characteristics of the wine, fruity and with lively acidity, but also a more complex nose with firm, soft tannins and an elegant palate.
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The L’Armangia winery have been making wines in Canelli, Piedmont, from 1850, and today they are amongst the top wineries of the area particularly with regard to growing and producing Barbera d’Asti and Moscato D’Asti. Ignazio, the owner and winemaker, is not your conventional winemaker, he knows his grapes as if they are his own sons and daughters and he knows what they can produce and he firmly believes in the Barbera d’Asti grape, but also grow a variety of other grapes including Albarossa, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a very small vineyard of Pinot Nero that makes an amazing wine.