Contrada Maestra Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2022
From the 14th to the 19th century, Asti, the most important town of Monferrato, hosted the Palio, a famous horse competition. Horses and jockeys ran along the Contrada Maestra, the main street of the city, and the citizens celebrated with a glass of Barbera.
The most authentic expression of Barbera, a varietal cultivated in Monferrato as early as the 6th century. Aged in stainless steel tanks, Contrada Maestra enhances the primary aromas of Barbera, including cherry, orange peel, plum, wild berries, and violet. The color is an intense ruby red and the nose is particularly vinous and persistent. The palate is fresh, pleasant, and quaffable. With low tannins and high acidity, Barbera is one of the most food-friendly wines ever.