2015 Marco Bonfante Barbera d'Asti Stella Rossa

Year: 2015
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$8.99

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GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera

Winery Notes:
Winemaking:
50% of the yield follows a process of cold maceration, which allows to extract more noble components from the fruit. The other 50% of the yield follows the traditional process of vinification: grapes are destalked and soft-pressed and then left on the skins for 10 days.

After that the Stella Rossa is aged for a 50% in Slavonian oak barrels and the other 50% in French oak used barriques for 10 months.

Tasting:
In the glass the Stella Rossa shows a bright purple-red. It has a winy bouquet, with scents of red fruits like cherries and marasca cherry, and a very delicate vanilla note. On the palate it is dry, full-bodied, structured, with the acidity typical of this variety. It?s persistent and the tannins are well balanced.

Service Temperature:
16°-18°C (60°F-64°F)

Food Pairing:
We recommend this Barbera d?Asti with the typical dishes from Monferrato area like anchovies in green sauce, bagna cauda with cardoon from Nizza, with risotto, tajarin. In particular we advise it with the ?Panissa?.