La Stella spends its first 10 months of life maturing in Slavonian oak barrels and in French oak barriques. Thank to this ageing the wine receives a slight tannic note, which will slowly fade with the refinement in the bottle. This Barbera d'Asti is a wine really easy to be drunk, smooth and pleasant on the palate. This wine owns its name to the vineyards which surround our winery in Nizza Monferrato, that originally belonged to Stella farm.
Vineyard: The soil is rich of calcareous clay marl. Exposition: south, south-east. Altitude: 250 mt. asl. The microclimate is influenced of sea winds which favour the integrity and the ripening of the grapes. The good temperature range allows to have fragrant, fine and elegant wines.
Tasting: In the glass the Stella Rossa shows a bright purple-red. It has a winy bouquet, with scents of red fruits like cherries and marasca cherry, and a very delicate vanilla note. On the palate it is dry, full-bodied, structured, with the acidity typical of this variety. It's persistent and the tannins are well balanced.
Service temperature: 16°-18°C (60°F-64°F)
Food pairing: We recommend this Barbera d'Asti with the typical dishes from Monferrato area like anchovies in green sauce, bagna cauda with cardoon from Nizza, with risotto, tajarin. In particular we advise it with the “Panissa”.