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SANT’EMILIANO BARBERA D’ASTI SUPERIORE DOCG

Full bodied red wine. Barbera d’Asti Superiore – 100% Barbera grapes

Sant’Emiliano is a great example of excellent Barbera D’Asti. The qualification “Superiore” reflects its superb quality, which starts in the vineyards. Much reduced yields per vine and hand-selecting grapes during harvest, then carefully vinifying them and aging the wine in French oak-barrels for a up to 18 months. Terroir, the best viticultural practices, sound vinification techniques and time are needed to deliver an exceptional experience to wine lovers. Sant’Emiliano Barbera d’Asti Superiore got a starring role in the Renaissance of Barbera d”Asti wine, some 20 years ago. Starting in 2007, Sant’Emiliano acquired the DOCG appellation, the highest ranking among Italian wine.

  1. Average Annual Production: 750 cases
  2. Alcohol: 13.5%-15% alc. by volume
  3. Suggested Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C / 65-68 °F

Aging Potential:

This wine’s structure allows for a very long aging period, at least 15 years. The bottle should be stored in the dark at a constant temperature of 15 °C / 59 °F in a horizontal position.

Food Pairing:

This “Haute Cuisine’ wine it suitable for beef, lamb, game and grilled meats. It can also be appreciated as a meditation wine.

Tasting notes:

  1. Color: Deep ruby red with violet reflections when young, showing a garnet rim when aged;
  2. Bouquet: Intense and complex with hints of red berries and spices. Jordan almonds & licorice;
  3. Palate: Savor this aristocratic and well-balanced wine, with its long and elegant finish. Generous and round on the palate, with a chocolate cake in the middle and white pepper at the finish. Delicious and with great persistence.