Elio Perrone 2018 'Tasmorcan' Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Item Number: 13194
Sub Region: Asti
Appellation/AVA: Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Mongovone Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Barbera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is done by hand. After pressing the grapes, the must ferments in steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The Tasmorcan Barbera matures in 25-hectoliter oak barrels for 4-6 months, while 30% of it is in 225-liter French oak barrels until ready for bottling.
Fruit Source: The Barbera is from a section of the Mongovone Vineyard planted in 1999. By the late 90s, Stefano was looking for new challenges. He recognized that the Asti zone possessed many old Barbera vineyards, and he purchased two of them. One was forty years old and the other an amazing 70 years old (today almost 100 years old!). From both vineyards, Stefano produces Barbera that captures the ethereal freshness for which the Asti zone is noted.