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Crocera Barbera D'Asti - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Crocera Barbera D'Asti 2016/17

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One Line Description Crocera Barbera D'Asti, rich, soft 100% Barbera, French Oak
Production Method Conventional
Country Italy Italian
Region Piemonte, Italy
Producer Araldica
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Barbera
Alcohol 14.5% abv
Maturation 12 months in French barrique
Natural Features Vegan


Crocera Barbera D'Asti, rich, soft 100% Barbera, French Oak. This is classy, traditional style Barbera at a really great price from Araldica. Lovely generous crunchy fruit, with subtle smokiness, body and structure. Barbera doesn't come better than this at this price. The wine spends 12 months in French Barriques, 10% of which is new, and the vines are from the very best plots that Araldica own.

Whilst we try and champion artisan producers, there are a few co-operatives and larger operations which are also doing work worth talking about. Araldica are based in Piemonte and although they cannot claim to make natural wine or to be artisan (they make 20 million bottles are year of many different wines and labels), one has to take their hat off to Claudio Manera and his team and say with all honesty, these wines are pretty good and have a rare authenticity! They offer great value due to the volume and having been to visit Claudio and eaten heartily with his producers inside the winery at Cascinone, I realise that this is a man with the soul of the artisan brought up amongst the vines and with decades of experience with old school Piemontese growers behind him. They manage to produce all these bottles with a little intervention as possible, much of the fruit is still hand harvested and Claudio runs the cellar with an eagle eye for detail. The wines more often than not represent traditional styles, rather than adhering to modern trends.

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