Ca' Bianca - Barbera D'Asti Chersì 2003 Ml. 750
To 12 months
In Piedmont in north-west Italy, nestling among the gentle slopes of upper Monferrato in the province of Alessandria, lies the Cà Bianca estate in Alice bel Colle near the town of Acqui Terme.
Piedmont, meaning at the foot of the mountains, is one of the most prestigious and best-known wine-making regions in Italy.
Situated at the base of the Alpine chain that contains the highest peaks in Europe, its splendid hilly territories offer the happy combination of terrains perfectly suited to the cultivation of vines with a climate that is ideal for their maturation.
Chief among these are Langa and Monferrato.
This harmonious match of terrain and climate creates one of the best wine-making areas in Italy and indeed the world.
It is home to 12 of Italy’s 48 DOCGs and wines that are universally known and appreciated: reds Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco; the white, Gavi: and Moscatos and Asti Spumantes that can be served as dessert wines or aperitifs.
Ca’ Bianca was founded in the early 1950s.
It possesses 39 hectares of vineyards that fan out around the vinification and bottling cellar in one solid block.
Most of the plots are planted to barbera, a typical variety of the zone, that has been used here since the 2008 vintage for the Barbera d’Asti DOCG.
The Barbera is flanked by a range that also offers a selection of the best wines in the territory, including the Moscato d’Asti, Dolcetto d’Acqui, Gavi and Barolo.
In keeping with this cellar’s mission to be young and dynamic, the range also contains several new wines – Langhe Nebbiolo and Roero Arneis – in addition to its classic products.
Ca’ Bianca aims to be a modern estate without any historical restrictions, continuously developing and forward-looking.
Its prime objective is to offer high-quality wines that are recognised for their territorial typicity in constantly changing forms in line with emerging consumer trends.
|Ageing and Fining||the wine was matured for 12 months in medium toasted French barriques; the bottling took place in April 2005; the wine rested for a long period in bottle before it was put on the market. Optimal keeping: 5/8 years in bottles stored horizontally in cool, dark conditions.|
|Ageing||To 12 months|
|Color||bright, deep, ruby red colour|
|Aroma||full and complex bouquet with enticing notes of sweet spices and with hints of ripe red fruits and of violets|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy|
|Taste||the flavour is soft but very savoury, very full and elegant, with a pleasant, lingering aftertaste of Maraschino cherry conserve.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||100% Barbera|
|Matching||Starters, Ham & Salami / cured meats, Pasta, Red meat, White meat, Semi-cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta Meatr, Meat Read, Meat White, Semi-cured cheeses|
|Classification||Barbera d' Asti DOCG|