The month of March I have decided to go with a wonderful Italian wine. Many of you have not had the opportunity to try out the great Italian wines I carry from CarlindePaolo from the Piemonte area. All of their wines are fantastic and family-run in its fourth generation.
Take this opportunity to try the wine at a discount price.
Regular Price 11, 50
Discounted Price 10, 50
If you are using a VAT Form the discounted price will be 8, 82 a bottle.
Item: Carlin de Paolo, Barbera D’Asti, Barbera D’Asti DOC
Producer: Carlin de Paolo
General characteristics: Barbera is a culture in the Asti area. It has left its mark in time setting the pace of the territory life and deserving the best of attention. The studies and experimentation’s dedicated to its vine have resulted in a high quality wine characterized by great versatility. Best appreciated is the new vintage type even though this is a wine that can be preserved and enjoyed in time; it is the synthesis of a painstaking care for the vineyard, the right choice of harvesting time and a skillful processing. Obtained after a relatively short maceration of 6 – 8 days at controlled temperature, this wine characterized by a round, pleasant and lively flavor with slightly acidulous notes, is suitable for daily consumption.
“Aged only in stainless steel, this youthful Barbera d’Asti shows cheerful aromas of ripe fruit and sweet berries. The wine does a very nice job of balancing its naturally fresh acidity with the bright, pristine nature of its fruit.” Wine Enthusiast 86 points
Alcohol content: 13.5°.
Color: ruby red.
Scent/flavor: intense vinous scent, tannic taste, full-bodied, dry, astringent and persistent.
Prevailing flavors: cherry, liquorice, plum, violet, blackberries.
Best serving temperature: about 18 °C.
Gastronomic pairings: roasts, red meat in general, wild game, seasoned cheeses.
Vineyard: Traditional Piedmontese growing of Guyot vines with a density ranging from 5000 to 5500 plants per hectare.
Vineyard average age: 20/40 years
Grape yield: 75 q./ha
Production: 60,000 bottles/year
Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian), in the north-western corner of the Italian Peninsula, is arguably Italy’s finest wine region. It sits at the foot of the Western Alps, which encircle the region to the north and west, forming Italy’s naturally formidable border with France. To its south-east lie the northernmost Apennine Mountains – L’Appennino Settentrionale. These low coastal hills divide Piedmont from its long, thin neighbor Liguria, which is all that separates Piedmont from the Mediterranean Sea.
The name Piemonte means ‘at the foot of the mountains’, and this emphasis on the surrounding topography is entirely justified; not only did the Alps and Apennines once protect the region from invasion, they are also largely responsible for its favorable climate. While Piedmontese winemaking has always benefited from the latter, it wasn’t until the region’s mountain defenses were successfully breached (first by the Romans, then repeatedly by the French) that advanced oenology finally arrived here. The introduction and regular updating of foreign winemaking technologies is one of the main reasons that Piedmont remains so viticulturally advanced compared to other Italian regions. The region’s proximity to France also plays a part.
Piedmont is often described as the ‘Burgundy‘ of Italy, a reputation due to its many small-scale, family wineries and a focus on quality which sometimes borders on obsession.