Wine of the Day: Leda ‘Truffle Hunter’ Barbera d’Asti 2013,Italy

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Leda ‘Truffle Hunter’ Barbera d’Asti 2013,Italy

Grape: 100% Barbera

The Barbera grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Castagnole Lanze and Costigliole d’Asti villages, at 200 to 300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 25 years and they are grown on southeast and southwest facings in calcareous clay soil, at a density of about 5,000 plants per hectare. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature controlled steel tanks. Skin maceration takes place over 6 days, assuring good color and body. The wine spends 6 months in bottle before shipping.
Leda is a wine that is made dedicated to the winemaker beloved dog, Leda. You can read more about the winemaker’s note on Leda on the attached label.  It’s ruby red in color, this Barbera shows ample red fruit on the nose. It has silky tannins that give it a smooth mouthfeel. This “easy-to-drink” wine has a freshness and approachability that makes it a great wine for even the casual wine consumer.

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