Why we love it
The Albarossa red grape variety is a cross between Nebbiolo di Dronero and Barbera and, Ignazio, owner and winemaker of l'Armangia decided to plant this variety at the very beginning of his wine making adventure, he was fascinated by the potential of the grape, and a couple of decades later, the results proved him right, l’Armangia can be considered one of the pioneers.
Despite being little known, the Albarossa grape is now unanimously appreciated amongst the experts and considered to produce great red wines, Albarossa is a grape that produce fresh wines with good tannins therefore suited to ageing.
This is a wine with a deep ruby colour with purple tones changing to garnet red with 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 to mature 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.
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