The Costamìole Barbera d 'Asti Superiore Nice DOCG by Prunotto is a magnificent cru from Piedmont. In the glass, the Costamìole Barbera shines in deep dark garnet and ruby red with violet and black reflections. A rich, fruity bouquet unfolds on the nose, especially with aromas of plum and cherry, scents of violet, cinnamon, cocoa and leather. On the palate, the Costamìole is captivating, attractively dense and rich in soft, but well-structured, complex tannins. The finish is long, full of spice and sustainability.
Vinification of the Costamìole Barbera d 'Asti Superiore Nice DOCG by Prunotto
In the area of Agliano, about 19 km from Asti, between Nice Monferrato and Tiglione, there are 27 hectares of vineyard with Barbera d 'Asti, for the wines Costamìole and Fiulot. The climate is somewhat warmer than in the Alba region, but in some places the soils are similar in composition to the marl soils of Barolo. This vineyard produces fresh and young wines, but also wines with aging potential. Grape varieties typical for the Barbera of Costamìole are fragrances of ripe cherries, plums, blackberries and raspberries, as well as the garnet red color.
After destemming and pressing, the grapes are macerated in a temperature-controlled manner on the skins, which are stirred three times a day to obtain a higher extraction. The ageing in French oak barriques over 18 months is followed by a further 18 months of bottle ageing.
The Costamìole Barbera d 'Asti Superiore Nice can be stored for at least 13 years.
Food recommendation for the Costamiòle Barbera d 'Asti Superiore Nice by Prunotto
Enjoy this full-bodied Barbera d 'Asti Superiore as a perfect accompaniment to roasts of red meat, game dishes and matured cheeses.
We recommend opening the Costamìole 2 hours before serving
Awards for the Costamiòle Barbera d 'Asti Superiore Nice DOCG by Prunotto
- I Vini di Veronelli: 94 points - 3 stars Super for 2013
- Bibenda: 4 grapes for 2011
- James Suckling: 91 points for 2011
- Gambero Rosso: 3 glasses for 2009
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Nizza DOCG (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Gift for good friends , barbecue , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||Superiore , DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita|
|Soil:||Lime , clay , marl|
|Maturation:||French Oak , Barrique 225 l , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||36|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , melt-in-the-mouth , velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||classic , modern , fragrant|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass , Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||13|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Alfredo Prunotto Srl - Corso Barolo 14 - 12051 Alba (CN) - Italien|