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Poderi Elia, Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Barbera d'Asti

 

Tasting Notes: Federico Stella has very old Barbera vines on his Barbaresco estate, and he refuses to tear them out to make the more valuable wine, because the wines they produce are so tremendous. Thus, his Barbera d’Asti -- which is spectacular and classically styled. The freshly pressed cranberries on the nose are delightful, and accentuated by lush, but bright pomegranate. As always with the wines of Federico Stella, the tannins are very softly integrated, always granular and unimposing. One of the best Barberas around.

Location Piemonte, Italia.
(Neive)
9 hectares.
Soil Calcarious and clay.
Estate Poderi Elia.
(poh-DAY-ree ay-LEE-ah)
Vine Training: Guyot.
Yield: 70 quintal per hectare.
Winemaker Federico Stella.
Vinification Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats.
Varietals 100% Barbera. Barrel French oak.
Residual Sugar 2 grams per liter. Maturation 8 to 12 months in the barrel.
Acidity 6 grams per liter. Vintage Production 300 cases.
Alcohol 14% by volume. Foot Fairing Fresh basil and pine nut pesto rubbed whole barbeque chicken, zucchini and yellow squash toped with parmesan.
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