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Barbera d'Asti, the top Monferrato wine

Ready to get deeper into your barbera wine education? Next up: your guide to the top Monferrato wine, Barbera d'Asti. We've got all you need to know about styles, production, and Barbera d’Asti wine DOCG requirements. 

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Barbera Wine Series: Get to know one of the Best Italian Wines

If you like Scarpa, chances are you are a barbera wine drinker. Since its our specialty, let's explore the grape starting with a proper introduction.

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A unique multi-vintage library of top Piedmontese wines

Last week, we sat down and thumbed through some old editions of the Gambero Rosso Guide to the Wines of Italy. All of them dated back to the era when Slow Food was still publishing the guide and Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini was still the editor-in-chief.

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"Nebbiolo might be the crown jewel of Piemonte, but Freisa is its buried treasure."

A few days ago, Cult of the Vine, the popular Australian wine shop in Brunswick (Melbourne, Victoria) posted the above photo on its Instagram with the following note: "Nebbiolo might be the crown jewel of Piemonte, but Freisa is its buried treasure."

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VIDEO: Scarpa winemaker Silvio Trinchero discusses the estate's classic Barbera d'Asti "Casa Scarpa"

This is the second in a series of educational videos on the Scarpa estate and winery and its wines. In this clip, winemaker Silvio Trinchero presents Scarpa's classic Barbera d'Asti known as "Casa Scarpa" which we could translate as "Domaine Scarpa."

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VIDEO: Scarpa winery and estate overview with winemaker Silvio Trinchero

We asked Scarpa winemaker SIlvio Trinchero to prepare this short video including an overview of the estate and winery and the portfolio of wines we produced. Silvio worked side-by-side with Scarpa's historic cellar master Carlo Castino for more than a decade before taking over as chief winemaker. (Carlo, who lives at the winery still tastes and consults with Silvio on a daily basis.)

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20-year-old Scarpa Dolcetto by-the-glass at Perbacco in San Francisco

One of the things that makes Antica Casa Scarpa such a unique winery is its vast library of back vintages. And not just back vintages of Barbera d'Asti La Bogliona (its top wine), Barolo, and Barbaresco.Read more

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Can Barbera age?

One of the coolest things about Scarpa is that the winery has an amazing library of wines dating back as far as the 1960s and even beyond.Read more