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April 22, 2021 Comments (0) Views: 182 Good Food Culture

Earth Day Every Day: Barbera D’Asti ‘Vespa’ 2019

Nicholas Pearce says, ‘Happy Earth Day!’ with a  sustainable and vegan wine from Piedmont…

Cascina Castlèt Barbera D’Asti ‘Vespa’ 2019
$21.95/bottle ($263.4/case*)

Cascina Castlèt has been a long-standing family business for generations. Mariuccia Borio (far left Vespa rider on the wine label) is the current winery owner. She inherited the estate from her father in 1970, with a focus on developing her terroir and the local varieties.

Clusters of Barbera grapes were hand-harvested to create a lip-smacking wine with enticing aromas of blackberry, cherry, and delicate flowers. This wine is balanced and fresh, with a subtle note of minerality.

Perfect with white and red grilled meats, salami and young cheeses.

Decanter – 92 points – Top 40 Barbera d’Asti

James Suckling – 91 points
Wine Align – 90 points


$21.95 per bottle
 – $263.40 per case
*

*Sold in cases of 12. HST and bottle deposit not included

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About the label
This black-and-white photograph of Mariuccia and her cousins on a Vespa was colourized and became the label of the Barbera d’Asti ‘Vespa’. A beautiful snapshot capturing the girls in the 1950s and a testament to the family’s heritage.


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