2018 Poggio ‘Croja' Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Azienda Agricola Poggio is a family winery founded in the 1899.The family winery is located at 350 meters above sea level, situated on the rolling hills between the Langhe and Monferrato regions. The family grows about 25 acres of vineyards. They personally oversee every vine’s growing stage, from pruning through to harvest, and they take the most ardent care in the winemaking process from crushing through to bottling, to ensure that they can craft the “ultimate finest quality wines.” 100% Barbera. Grapes are destemmed and fermented in cement with wild yeasts, no temperature control, for 2 weeks. Wine is then matured 6-8 months in cement tanks, then 2 months in bottle prior to release. Bright, punchy and full of fruit, the 2018 exudes purity and class from start to finish. Red cherry, plum, spice, new leather and herbs all run through this joyous, mid-weight Barbera.