Agostino Pavia, DOCG Barbera d'Asti Superiore 'La Marescialla' 2017Regular price €33.00
A powerful favourite—its fleshy, oak-aged character seems to demand a rich, meaty meal—with a loyal following.
Powerful and fleshy super-premium Barbera with a dense, unctuous texture, intense rasperry jam, clove, and caramel flavours, and a lingering finish that seems to go on forever.
This is a 'big' wine that calls for hearty, savoury food—roast beef or lamb— to show at its best, and it will certainly repay decanting for two or three hours before drinking.
It was great good news to hear from Mauro Pavia that the 2016 vintage of this wine had earned 97/100 and thus a Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019:
‘This is a cracking Barbera, modern in style with elegant black fruit and chocolate aromatics. Very rich, opulent and concentrated palate; powerful but not overwhelming, with enough acidity to balance the fruit and well-integrated oak. Spicy, lingering finish. Delicious stuff!’
97/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
|Supplier's website||Agostino Pavia & Figli|
|Bottle size||750 ml|