La Quercia, a single vineyard Barbera D'Asti superiore from Villa Giada, Canelli, Asti Piemonte. Brilliant Italian wine

Villa Giada. Barbera 'La Quercia'

  • 1785


Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG
Grape  Barbera

Crushed sloe, Victoria plum and black cherry, black pepper and strawberry. Rich dark fruit, liquorice and violet, deep brambly fruit with a twist and cinnamon and pepper. Classic Barbera that balances the grapes natural acidity with its generosity of fruit, a vigorous and lovely wine.

link to Villa Giada, Andrea Faccio producer page

Villa Giada's 'La Quercia' is a wine named after an old oak tree that stands in the vineyard.
This Barbera is made from the best grapes selected from this Agliano vineyard. Fermentation lasts three weeks in steel vats where the wine also goes through a malolactic fermentation, after which it rests before being transferred to the traditional 7hl (7000 ltr) barrels where it languishes for just under a year. This is a typical recipe of the area which Andrea has pretty much perfected (in my opinion).


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