2019 Carussin Barbera d'Asti Asinoi DOCG
ORIGIN: Piedmont, Italy
GRAPE: Barbara d'Asti
Special Notes: organic
Asinoi’s label is inspired on Bruna’s passion and researches about donkeys. The culture of protecting donkeys, animals that follow us since the birth of our species, is one of the uncountable goals of the national association “l’Asino” that coordinates donkey growers throughout the country, as well as its use for humanitarian and didactic purposes (please search about the program “Asinine”). The Donkey is a simple animal in its complexity: it never does what it does not understand; it is faithful, respectful, goliardic, playful, but most of all, it loves to be in company. Our Barbera d’Asti Asinoi has its name because it suits perfectly well with a snack in company of great friends. Asinoi is made with soft pressing, controlled fermentation and average maceration, wine is pumped over circa 3 times a day, wine becomes steady naturally during ageing. Short ageing in concrete tanks. Longevity: 4 to 5 years.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red with shades of purple, intense and complex fragrance of cooked fruit with evident scents of cranberry, cherry and prune. It has energic tasting impact, while flavor develops with elegance and continuity.
Food Recommendation: pairs with spiced food, appetizers or lighter mains like grilled fish or seafood.