Tasting notes Intense garnet-purple colour. Classic Barbera aromatics of salami skin with a hint of cloves and mint lead to a sumptuous and crunchy palate of bitter cherries, leather and herbs. Silky tannins and reassuring acidity complete the picture.
Food match: Perfect with Carne cruda (steak tartare in French) and also really good with lamb cutlets or a rich Piemontese bean stew.
Region : Piemonte, Italy
Grapes: Barbera 100%
Alcohol : 14,5%
About Il Cascinone :
"Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 - an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills which has undergone extensive restoration and replanting. Now around 70ha of the total 102ha are in full production, with the warmer, southwest-facing slopes used to grow Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon - whilst the northeast slopes are ideal for more aromatic varieties Brachetto and Moscato, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir."