Cisterna d'Asti DOCIt is a wine of class, elegance, with important structure and dense tannins. Garnet red in color, it has an intense aroma, that is refined with hints of violet and cherry jam. It is made with only Nebbiolo grapes, and is aged for 18 months in used 225-liter French oak barrels. It continues its aging in concrete vats and it is bottled not less than six months after this.

It has a great potential for aging (15-20 years). We recommend that this wine is stored at 18-19°C before serving in large crystal glasses. Suggested pairings are with red and white meat. It is also great to accompany the first, main course of the Piedmontese cuisine: tajarin or ravioli in meat ragout or gravy sauce.

Standard technical notes

Color and Appearance
The color is garnet red, never too intense. After some years, the color becomes more orange or brick.
Alcohol content is between 13.5 e 14.5% /vol.
Dry extract
High, about 30 g/l.
The nose
Intense, elegant aromas of violet and cherry jam with balsamic and minty notes.