color: intense ruby red veined with purple
smell: intense and vinous bouquet with notes of mature plum and a hint of vanilla from the oak.
palate: full-tasting in the mouth - dense, but soft with a good balance between the subtle tastes of spices, wood-vanilla and red fruits.
serving temperature: 16°- 17° C
alcohol: 14% vol.
From the vineyard to the table
The Marchesi Alfieri wine estate with its historic cellars is located amongst the heights in the Alfieri Castle in San Martino Alfieri. Standing high above the adjoining hills between Asti and Alba, the castle's position makes it an ideal location for the production of wines in the grand Piedmont manner.
Estate owners Emanuela, Antonella, and Giovanna San Martino di San Germano manage the wine production in collaboration with Mario Olivero, Estate Director and Enologist.
The esteemed Barbera d'Asti is the jewel of the estate's production accounting for the majority of the 100.000 bottles of wine produced from the 25 hectares of vineyard. With strict control, all wine production including grape harvest is captive to the estate's property in San Martino Alfieri.
Recently, rooms within the estate have been restored to welcome the enthusiastic wine tourist.
Are you curious?
"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner.’Much obliged,' said he, pushing the dish away from him, 'but I am not in the habit of taking my wine in pills.'" - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, "The Physiology of Taste"
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- "Alfiera" Barbera d' Asti 2010
color: dark ruby red smell: Intense and complex reminiscent of ripe cher ...
- "Cannubi muscatel" Barbera of Alba 2009
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