Crocera Barbera D'Asti Superiore

Crocera Barbera D'Asti Superiore

DOCG Barbera D'Asti, Piemonte, Italy
Il Cascinone
Wine Description:

Produced from vines grown on South East and West facing slopes, with 12 months in new and old French oak barriques, this wine displays black fruit and cherries with gentle smoky oak. Fantastic value!

Tasting Note:

Aromas of ripe black cherry and damson with a hint of toasty spice. Rich and generous on the palate - full-flavoured with intense plum and sour cherry fruit, and notes of dark chocolate - balanced by tangy, juicy acidity.

Food Suggestion:

Duck in plum sauce... or rich beef stews, cassoulet or even belly of pork.

Vegetarian, Vegan

Press Reviews:

2016 Vintage IWC 2019 
2015 Vintage Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
IWC 2018
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
IWC 2017

Producer Description

Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 - an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills which has undergone extensive restoration and replanting. Now around 70ha of the total 102ha are in full production, with the warmer, southwest-facing slopes used to grow Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon - whilst the northeast slopes are ideal for more aromatic varieties Brachetto and Moscato, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

The 'Il Cascinone' range (and part of the Alasia range) is produced with grapes sourced from Araldica’s most prized vineyards, both on the estate itself and from other selected sites. This includes the further d'Annona vineyard in the village of Fontanile - purchased by Claudio Manera in 1998. This south-west facing vineyard is a source of premium quality Barbera, from vines over 60 years old. Grapes from d'Annona are brought to Il Cascinone for vinification.

All harvesting at Il Cascinone and d'Annona is by hand. The Araldica winemaking team of Claudio Manera, Lella Burdese and Carlo Manera oversee all production.