Avamposti Slarina ‘Cerchi’

£12.00

The rare Slarina grape is native to the Monferrato hills of eastern Piemonte and almost disappeared due to low productivity. A handful of estates are reviving the variety which combines the fresh, juicy character of Barbera with fine, fresh red fruit and slightly leafy notes somewhat reminiscent of Cabernet Franc

There are just 0.5 hectares of Slarina vines at Tenuta Il Cascinone, grafted in June 2017. After hand-harvesting in mid-September, 95% of the grapes are crushed, destemmed and transferred to stainless steel to begin fermentation, whilst the remaining 5% are left to dry in crates for 15 days. After alcoholic fermentation, the dried 5% is crushed, destemmed and added to the rest. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel. Then 75% is decanted into large barrels, and the remaining 25% into barriques, for 12 months.

A subtle, lifted nose of crushed red fruits and hints of wild herbs. Fresh and lively on the palate with nice purity of fruit, blackcurrant, forest fruits and sweet red cherry. Well-structured with fine tannins and lightly spicy oak, fresh, delicate and sappy on the finish.

Colour – Red
Producer – Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone
Country – Italy
Region – Piemonte
Vegan – Yes
ABV – 14.5%
Grapes – Slarina
Vintage – 2020
Sustainability – Non-Organic
Female Winemaker – No
Food Pairings – Grilled meat, Vegetable casseroles

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