Barbera d’Asti: Origins, Characteristics, and Specificity of an Excellent Wine - Coppo

Barbera d’Asti represents one of the oenological treasures of Piedmont, born from a native grape variety with a fascinating history. Through its evolution, Barbera d’Asti has achieved international fame, becoming a symbol of excellence.

Origins and Characteristics of Barbera d’Asti

Barbera is an ancient grape variety, whose origins date back to the hills of Monferrato, in the heart of Piedmont. Its cultivation dates back to Roman times and is evidenced by archaeological finds. This grape variety has adapted perfectly to the local terroir, thanks to its ability to express the characteristics of the soil and climate.

It is one of the most representative and widespread grape varieties in Piedmont, covering approximately 30% of the region’s vineyard area.

Barbera d’Asti is distinguished by its intense ruby red color, with violet reflections. On the nose, it offers intense fruity aromas, dominated by notes of cherry, plum, and blackcurrant. On the palate, it is fresh and vibrant, with a persistent fruity taste and pleasant acidity, making it a versatile wine to pair with traditional Piedmontese dishes.

The History of DOCG

Already declared DOC in 1970, at the beginning of the 2000s, the production regulations recognized three distinct subzones: Nizza (later becoming an autonomous DOCG), Tinella, and Colli Astiani. The Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (DOCG) Barbera d’Asti was established in 2008, recognizing the quality and authenticity of this wine. This prestigious designation guarantees that the wine is produced exclusively from grapes from the delimited area and undergoes strict controls throughout the production process.

Barbera d’Asti has a rich history of tradition and passion, passed down by generations of Piedmontese winemakers. The hills of Monferrato, with their favorable microclimate and limestone soil, provide the ideal conditions for the cultivation of Barbera, allowing for the production of wines of great complexity and character.

Coppo: The Excellence of Barbera d’Asti

Coppo’s Barbera d’Asti stands out for its elegance and balance, thanks to the synthesis of innovative viticultural techniques with traditional methods handed down over time. Carefully selected grapes and careful winemaking give the wine a unique personality, capable of captivating even the most discerning palates.

From the most immediate and exuberant interpretations to the more mature and complex expressions, the range satisfies all tastes. The common denominator? Respect for the grape variety and the vineyard, to enhance the specificities of the terroir of origin.

In conclusion, Barbera d’Asti is a true gem of Italian oenology, a wine that enchants with its millennia-old history, unique characteristics, and extraordinary versatility on the table. Coppo, with passion and experience, continues to uphold the prestige of this excellence, paying homage to the beauty and authenticity of the Piedmontese territory.