Castello di Gabiano La Braja Barbera d'Asti 2012
Intense ruby-red color, with light violet shades. Typical bouquet with fruits scents and violet fragrance. Intense and balanced, moderately tannic. A lovely match with main courses, white and red meats, or medium-aged cheese.
100% Barbera. Located in the Piedmont region of Northwest ltaly, Castello di Gabiano ("Gabiano Castle") has a rich history dating back thousands of years; documents have placed it as early as the eighth century. Because of its past strategic and economic importance, Castello di Gabiano was subject to many sieges and wars, passing from the reign of one noble family to another. The estate spans over 640 acres and has a castle that towers over Po Valley, giving magnificent panoramic views. Its inner courtyards contains wells and many details from the Medieval period. Offering views of an Italian-style garden, the castle's park also integrates in its center a labyrinth, one of the rare documented examples in Piedmont's historic gardens. And, its rooms contain a rich collection of artwork and a well-equipped armory. Today, the current owner, Giacoma Cattaneo Adorno Giustiniani, and his family are committed to a long-lasting tradition with a strict respect for natural winemaking. From this historical area in Piemonte and from the grapes in the Braja vineyards, which frame the southern side of Gabiano Castle, they obtain this wine rich in color, fragrance, and of great pleasantness.