Grignolino d’Asti “Margherita Barbero”

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  • 2019 Grignolino d'Asti, 'Margherita Barbero' × 2

    Mauro Spertino’s rendition of this typical easy quaffing wine is nothing short of spectacular. The aromas are almost theatrical in their exuberant display of personality; they’re hypnotic and cast a spell scented with Aperol, Persian mulberry, lemon zest, orange peel and exotic spices. The palate is fine, fresh, light and taut with a cool glycerol finish that brings everything into perfect harmony. There are few wines as lovely to drink as this. While it seems like a wine from another galaxy, its wonderfully pleasing dimensions and unique personality maintain the unmistakable taste of Piemontese wine.

    The details: Depending on the vintage, it spends fifteen to twenty days during fermentation, then it’s racked into old barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation, followed by some time in stainless steel before it’s bottled. I would suggest serving a little more chilled than a typical red wine, perhaps somewhere between fifty and fifty-five degrees.

    12 in stock

  • 2017 Cortese, Piemonte Vilet × 2

    I was startled by my first experience with Mauro Spertino's Cortese. These white grapes are crafted into wine like reds, spending about forty days on their skins. After the fermentation and lengthy post-fermentation maceration the wine is pressed and then aged in terracotta amphora vats for eighteen months. It is indeed an “orange wine,” but one like few others. It’s nearly perfect with not a single hair out of place. It’s by far the most compelling I’ve had from this category of rare wine. Everything about it is intricately and precisely embroidered with a gold-like splendor. If a wine were to be described as a painting, Mauro’s Cortese would be Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I.

    52 in stock

  • 2019 Barbera d'Asti, La Bigia × 2

    This wine once again demonstrates Mauro’s unique alchemist touch and a signature like no other winemaker in the world. I never have imagined that a Barbera could taste and feel like Mauro’s *La Grisa*. He’s managed to put a bright light and deep darkness into the same bottle of wine; it’s black as ink, which makes it somehow intimidating to even taste. Inside this wine aged for half a year in old 5000 liter botte are aromas of a thick, dank and wet green forest with taut but mature wild black berries, black currant and a potpourri of underbrush. The palate is powerful, supple and somehow fine at the same time. Its explosive bright acidity keeps this brooding wine in perfect harmony.

    33 in stock

6 in stock

Price: $294.00
Size: 750ml
Availability: 

6 in stock

Type of Wine: Red
Style: Medium Body, Elegant and Aromatic

Mauro Spertino’s rendition of this typical easy quaffing wine is nothing short of spectacular. The aromas are almost theatrical in their exuberant display of personality; they’re hypnotic and cast a spell scented with Aperol, Persian mulberry, lemon zest, orange peel and exotic spices. The palate is fine, fresh, light and taut with a cool glycerol finish that brings everything into perfect harmony. There are few wines as lovely to drink as this. While it seems like a wine from another galaxy, its wonderfully pleasing dimensions and unique personality maintain the unmistakable taste of Piemontese wine.

The details: Depending on the vintage, it spends fifteen to twenty days during fermentation, then it’s racked into old barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation, followed by some time in stainless steel before it’s bottled. I would suggest serving a little more chilled than a typical red wine, perhaps somewhere between fifty and fifty-five degrees.