Arduine Barbera d'Asti 2019
Producer: Giuseppe Bocchino Canelli
Region: Asti, Italy
Bocchino Giuseppe Azienda Agricola is located in the heart of the Piemonte UNESCO world heritage site of traditional wine growing regions. Situated between Langhe and Monferrato, the 12 Bocchino vineyards are divided between Canelli, Cru del Moscato d’Asti, and Corneliano.
Their Barbera is cultivated by hand in Canelli utilizing sustainable viticultural methods and totally renouncing vineyard herbicides. The vineyards are managed by horse and plow, and the winery itself is still a small, family operation. Traditionally, Canelli has been known for its Moscato Bianco, the base wine for Moscato d'Asti. The same cool temperatures and steep, rocky incline that give Moscato Bianco grapes their bracing acidity also give this Barbera a light-footed elegance seldom seen in lowland vineyards.