The name of the wine, Asili, refers to the Asili vineyard where the grapes are sourced. This is one of the coveted cru sites of the Barbaresco production zone.
Indigenous yeasts start the fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel. A 10-15 day maceration period follows. Malolactic conversion takes place over the winter following harvest, after which the wine is refined in medium to large barrels of up to 25HL capacity.
This single-vineyard Barbaresco expresses a complex, ethereal bouquet with notes of dried cherries, roses, violets, licorice, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, this wine highlights excellence in the range of Barbaresco. Though capable of exciting the taste buds after just one year in bottle, this wine's true excellence shows after 5-10 years.
Pair this wine with a regional specialty like bollito misto alla Piemontese, a complex dish consisting of seven types of meat and seven different vegetables.
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 24 months
Length of bottle aging: 8 months
Alcohol: 14.5 %
pH level: 3.6
Residual sugar: 0.0 g/L
Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Enticing floral scents of rose and iris mingle with red fruit and aromatic herbs on this stunning wine. The elegant, structured palate doles out strawberry, sour cherry, clove and white pepper alongside bright acidity while noble, refined tannins provide the backbone. Give this a few more years to fully develop. Drink 2020 through 2028. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 93 Points