In the glass, the wine has a dark ruby color, almost black at the center, with flashes of cherry red at the edge. The nose unfurls with amarena cherries, ripe damson plums, and wild blackberry preserves, and later, with unmistakable suggestions of eucalyptus, crushed violets, and freshly sanded cedar moving in and out of the foreground as the nose evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine is multi-layered, concentrated, smooth, and harmonious, with a sweet, solid core of ripe red and black-fruit flavors that echo the nose, all seasoned with cool limestone minerality and Asti’s characteristic refreshing acidity.
About this wine producer: The estate was established in 1923, when Roberto’s grandfather, Stefano Ferraris, planted vines in a natural south-southwest facing limestone amphitheater in Agliano Terme, in the heart of the Barbera d’Asti zone. The steep exposure, and now very old vines, not to mention the impeccable farming, results in concentrated, flavorful grapes, which are fermented and matured in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.