Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Hectares: 1,20 ha
“Asili is undoubtedly the highest expression of the elegance and complexity of Barbaresco. This historic vineyard, which is one of the most popular in the DOCG, evokes childhood memories to me. Shortly after the construction of the homonymous winery, I remember me and my cousins playing hide and seek among the barrels.”
If there is one vineyard that we could consider the absolute standard-bearer of the town of Barbaresco, this would be the Asili vineyard.
For us, it is a place with special symbolic value, having been the first piece of a group of vineyards that, in the early 1970s, we were preparing to assemble.
Here on the summit of the hill, we own a very small parcel of land with multiple aspects and limited productivity. The expression of nebbiolo that we draw from it is intertwined with the terroir and, at the same time, traces an original profile. Our Asili expresses itself in a unique manner, but does not disrupt expectations or erase landmarks. It does not violate the canons of the appellation, it interprets them. The wine is a distillation of aromatic lightness and sobriety. The nose is piquant, deep, and tapering: it is an ode to blood orange, to dog rose, to the small, crisp fruits. It is monumental in the mouth, instilled with prodigious tannins and significant acidity: elements that are at the base of its proverbial capacity for ageing.