A very valuable gift for a true wine connoisseur!
Alcohol content: 15 %
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Asili is a special hill in Barbaresco where the soil is compact and the sky bestows a different climate every year. The Grasso family is one of the major owners of this prestigious strip of land and, like the many generations in the past, continues to protect its values and cultivate the Nebbiolo vines with extreme care and dedication, year after year.
Characterization: The wine displays a brilliant garnet red colour with shades of orange. The intense nose releases hints of lavender, pine, rosepetals, aromatic herbs, spices, and goudron notes. The wine is dry, full-bodied, and warm. It is exceptionally smooth and velvety in the mouth.
Vinification and maturation: The crushing of hand-picked grapes that are selected from certain prime micro areas of the Asili cru produces must that ferments during temperature-controlled maceration in wooden vats together with 10%of non-destemmed grapes. During the active fermentation phase, two fillings per day allow for the appropriate extraction of colours and aromas from the skins. The submerged cap method of maceration continues for approximately 45 days. After racking, the wine is left to age for 30 months in second and third passage barriques and, finally, refining in bottles for 12 months before it is released to the market.
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C, Burgundy glass
Pairing: The Barbaresco Asili Riserva is deal for pairing with braised and stewed red meat, game, and aged cheeses. It transforms into a meditation wine over time. Chocolate is an unusual, but surprisingly delightful pairing suggestion.
Storage: Although this wine is ready to consume upon release to the market, it gradually improves with age, reaching its best potential after 10-20 years. It is recommended to store the bottle lying horizontally in the dark and at a constant temperature.