Cantamessa Barbera d’Asti 2022



Fully organic Barbera from the Cantamessa family vineyards, planted around 20 years ago on a south-southwesterly elevation. Once harvested, grapes are left to macerate for around ten days without cooling, the emphasis on extracting fruit with good tannic structure from the skins. There’s no oak, short maturation in stainless steel is followed by maturation in bottle.

Ruby red to the eye with intense dark fruit aromas, plum and prune with hints of pepper and spice. Mouthfilling fruit dominates the open, blackberry, blackcurrant and lighter notes of raspberry, with a gorgeously minerally mid-palate, silky tannins providing texture and length, finishing dry with loads of secondary earthy and savoury notes.

Accompanies charcuterie meats and hard cheeses, along with richly flavoured pasta and risotto dishes.

  • Ripe, fruity, silky
  • 750ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2027

Producer: Cantamessa

Cantamessa is a delightful family-run winery and vineyards, located just a few kilometres south of the town of Asti in Alto Monferrato, in southern Piemonte. The company was founded in 1870 and the latest generations are in transition, son Luca gradually taking over from his parents Aldo and Giuliana. The family began organic conversion of the vineyards in 2017 with every bottle produced since 2020 certified organic.

Alongside Piemonte's noblest of grapes, Nebbiolo, Barbera shines here at Cantamessa, the wines characterised by their fresh acidity, friendly tannins and luminous expression of fruit. The colourful insects that adorn the labels reflect the sustainability and biodiversity of the vineyards, Cantamessa seeing their own health inextricably tied to the health of the natural environment they live in.

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