Why we love it
The Albarossa red grape variety was created by Professor Dalmasso from a cross between Nebbiolo di Dronero and Barbera in 1938 and, Ignazio, owner and winemaker of l'Armangia decided to plant this variety at the very beginning of his adventure, he was fascinated by the potential of the grape, and the results proved him right.
Despite being little known, the Albarossa grape is now unanimously appreciated and considered to produce great red wines amongst the experts. It is a grape that produce fresh wines with good tannins therefore suited to ageing, and l’Armangia is one of the pioneers.
This wine, made only with Albarossa grape, has a deep ruby colour with purple tones changing to garnet red after a few years of ageing. The bouquet is complex, remindful of stone-fruit, strawberries, plum and almonds. Full bodied, elegant, balanced with a long finish. Albarossa wines are very versatile and can accompany many dishes, from game to roast and cheeses.
The artisan who made it
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.