Barbera is one of Piedmont's most representative wines, grown mainly in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria. Its cultivation and production has grown to cover nearly half of the vines in the region. Its wine is much appreciated by the Piedmontese, who had in the past, spreading first through Lombardy and then conquering northern Italy.
But this huge success is also a result of its taste characteristics that favour its export throughout Europe. In fact, the Barbera is a very pleasant wine, excellent with meals but, for its moderate alcohol content, also outside mealtimes. The Cantina Sociale di Cassine, based in the province of Alessandria, is dedicated to the production of this variety in both its variants: in fact it produces both Barbera d'Asti and di Monferrato.
Much appreciated abroad, it reveals a deep ruby red colouring, that tends towards garnet as it ages. The different refinements create red wines of different styles:
The ageing of the wine in oak barrelsis a feature of the superior version, enriched with new bouquets and aromas. It is a long-lived wine, with a smoother, more intense and complex taste.