Araldica are one of the most respected producers of Barbera and this quintessential Piemontese red is integral to the Alasia range. Fabulously food friendly and it can be served lightly chilled too. Produced from Barbera grapes cultivated in vineyards in the Monferrato hills in the south of the province of Asti. The south west facing vineyards are at altitudes of between 250 and 400m and the soil is clay and limestone. Grapes are hand harvested at the start of October. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 25 - 30 degrees C. Pressed when dry and racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wine is then matured for 4-6 months in stainless steel tanks. A juicy red with aromas of blackberries, plums and black cherries. These characters follow through to the palate, which has considerable fruit weight along with soft tannins and a savoury spiciness. Refreshing acidity on the finish.