For this wine, the Barbera is hand-harvested from 50-year-old vines. In the glass, the wine is a ruby red color with violet hues. The nose has intense aromas of blackberry and cherry fruit, along with floral notes of roses and peonies. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with soft tannins, which are balanced by bright fruit flavors.
About this wine producer: Eugenio Rivella, Gianni Doglia’s maternal grandfather, was a sharecropper in 1947 when he purchased this 10-hectare farm in Castagnole delle Lanze. His ambition was to vinify grapes that he grew on his own land. Now representing the third generation at the estate, Gianni Doglia is one of the leading growers in the region of Monferrato, especially celebrated for his Tre Bicchieri awarded Moscato d’Asti, which is often called the finest wine of its kind in the region. The organically farmed vineyards, which lie on calcareous soil at an elevation of 320-360 meters, are among the highest in Asti. They include five hectares of Moscato Bianco, with the other five divided among smaller parcels of Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Grignolino. Gianni Doglia is an active member of The Green Experience, which assists winegrowers in implementing sustainable practices in viticulture.
This is not a good fit for our wine taste. Would prefer a dryer more full bodied wine.