Cantamessa ‘La Vocata’ Barbera d’Asti 2021



‘La Vocata’ is the Cantamessa family’s finest expression of Barbera from selected vines in the organic family vineyards. 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. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 6-8 months, followed by maturation in bottle.

Ruby-garnet in colour, this is medium to full-bodied with fine tears on the glass, and showing intense aromas of blackberry and morello cherry with wisps of wood smoke and earthy spices. The palate is full and rounded, tangy cranberry and cherry flavours with sweeter notes of raspberry and plum, with earthy savoury hints, tobacco and leather, interwoven in the smooth, drying tannins.

Goes best with grilled meats or hearty casseroles, risotto or tomato-based pasta dishes.

  • Ripe, savoury, complex
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2030

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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