Fratelli Ponte Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2014, Piedmont

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Beautiful packaging and product combined, this Barbera d 'Asti Superiore features a hand-drawn label by grappa producer and artist Romano Levi, designed exclusively for the family in 2000. This caught our eye even before we had tried the stunning wines. The Barbera is produced in the heart of the Asti area and aged in stainless steel for 6 months and then small and large oak barrels for 12 months, retaining the purity of fruit with an underlying richness.

Buy this if...you're looking for a superior red for around £12.

Balanced and ripe with an unmistakeable Italian swagger and style. Our new staff favourite.
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Regular Price: £13.49

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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Piedmont

Grape Variety

Barbera

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2014

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Game Meats, Pizza

Vegan

Vegan

Regular Price: £13.49

Special Price £11.39

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The Producer

This family-owned winemaking business was established shortly after the Second World War when Carlo Ponte began growing and producing Barbera in the village of San Damiano d’Asti. The wine-making tradition was passed down to his son Giuseppe in 1968, with a new cellar in Frazione Gorzano and the creation of Fratelli Ponte Vini. Giuseppe rapidly increased the vineyard holding and range of wines before passing over the reins to his sons Massimo, Ivan and Renato who are involved in every step of the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

"The ‘Superiore’ designation is reserved for wines made from grapes with a higher potential alcohol, and therefore ripeness, and there’s no shortage of that in this 14.5% ABV. The oak influence is subtle, the colour is saturated, deep with a hint of blood red to ruby, and the nose vinous, crammed with cherries and hints of game and truffle, cedar and tobacco. In the mouth the plush sweetness of the fruit is the immediate attraction, but then the savoury, spicy and meaty character comes through too, smoky tobacco notes and typical plum and cherry skin tartness to freshen. Intense and really well done"

The Region

The 20 hectares of Ponte vineyards are situated around the villages of San Damiano d' Asti, Canale d’Alba and Calosso d’ Asti, south-west of the town of Asti in Piedmont. The clue is in the name here as Piedmont means the 'foot of the mountains' - the Alps to be precise - and the region enjoys a warm climate with low rainfall thanks to the proximity of the Alps to the north and the Apennines to the south. These rolling hills are home to more DOCG wines (the highest quality level of Italian wines), than anywhere else in Italy, not to mention the birthplace of the Slow Food movement.

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Tomato based sauces match well with light ot medium bodied reds with high acidity which square up to the acidity in the tomatos and make both food and wine taste fruitier. Try a classic Italian red, light French or Spanish style for the best possible taste combination.
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Gnocchi with Sausage & Tomatoes

Potato or pasta? May you never have to make that decision again thanks to the Italians! Gnocchi is the perfect middle man, especially this tomato delight paired with a full bodied red.

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A simple delight. Creamy, delicious and satisfying. Head to earthy, full bodied red wines to pair with this, think the rest of the Barbera bottle, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinotage.

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