Castello del Poggio Barbera d'Asti
Ruby-red with pale purplish highlights. Full and intense, with scents of cherries and emerging spicy hints. Fresh and fruity, full-flavored and appealing, with a persistent finish. Goes particularly well with richly flavored dishes, roasts, grilled meats and stuffed pastas.
$24.00 / Bottle $288.00 / Case
Castello del Poggio lies entirely within the Monferrato area in the Province of Asti, one of Piedmont’s finest wine zones. 80% of its vineyards are in the district of Portacomaro, while 20% are at Costigliole d’Asti. The Monferrato is quite unlike any other viticultural region: here the vineyards alternate with woodland and fields, and there is great variation in the zone’s hillsides, even in the color of their soils.
The estate takes its name from the medieval stronghold that dominates it, and which once belonged to the noble Bunéis family. Its northern part is today still referred to, in dialect, as the Val del Temp (which means Valley of the Temple).
Typically continental, with considerable differences between seasons and between day and night temperatures, the climate is influenced by the barrier that the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Apennines place in the way of southwesterly winds. The property covers 174 hectares (430 acres) in all, of which 158 hectares (390 acres) are vineyards in production in Portacomaro and in the hamlet of Santa Margherita di Costigliole d’Asti.
This wine is made from 100% Barbera.