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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Luisin

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Piedmont

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barbaresco, Asili, 2016

6x75cl £210.00

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Tasting Note:

Smoother and sweeter fruit than the Paolin if a little more closed. Despite the aromatic red fruit profile there is a solidity and depth here. The tannins are very present initially at the front of the palate, but gradually melt into the wild strawberry, rose apricot and cherry fruit. A lot going on here, this will need time to show at its best. A south-facing sandy vineyard, one of the great crus of Barbaresco, producing some of the region’s most aromatic and elegant wines. After a two month submerged cap fermentation the wines are then aged in used Slavonian oak casks of 20-50hl for 24 months.

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