Cossetti Barbera d'Asti Superiore "La Vigna Vecchia" 2016
Clementina Cossetti is the fourth-generation winemaker at the 30-hectare San Colombano estate in the heart of Asti, where her family has been farming for well over a century. It was in 1891 that Giovanni Cossetti first built a winery, and his son Clemente began achieving wider renown for their wines in the early years of the twentieth century. Within the current vineyards, where vines are on average 30-years-old, the yields are kept low and historically Barbera has performed exceptionally.
This old-vine Barbera is knockout and one of the Cossetti family's most highly regarded wines. Aged for a year in very large old oak barrels and six months in bottle prior to release, it is ready for medium to long-term ageing, intensely fruited and lightly spiced.