Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy

2012 Virtus

Langhe DOC Rosso
60% Barbera, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Red wine

Vinification on skins, traditional, with twenty days of maceration and complete malolactic fermentation after the alcoholic one is carried out. The two varietals are vinificated separately and blended only before bottling. Ageing in French barriques for twentyeight months. Further ageing in the bottle before release.
Colour: Deep ruby red with violet hues.
Bouquet: Intense, persistent, with notes of chalk, ripened fruit, rose, pepper and chocolate.
Taste: Full, delicate and harmonic; the flavour corresponds with, and enhances, the characteristics of the bouquet, unfolding in a pleasant, lingering finish on the palate.
The structure of the Cabernet and the acidity from Barbera make this wine a great match not only with red meat and medium aged cheeses, but also with rich pasta dishes.