Maccario Lavignone Barbera d'Asti 2002

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 74828
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • RP88

Winemaker's Notes

Lavignone is a full-bodied silky expression of Barbera. A careful,manual harvest takes place in mid-September from select vineyards in the Monferrato area. After 12 days of skin contact and full malolactic fermentation, the wine spends 9 months in stainless steel to maintain the pure characteristic of Barbera. The soft nature of the wine is balanced by a vibrant acidity which makes Lavignone such a pleasant accompaniment to pasta, grilled fish and poultry.

Learn About Maccario

Monferrato, one of the most important terroirs in Piedmont, lies in the province of Asti, within the golden triangle between Tanaro and Belbo. The Maccario winery is located within this triangle, specifically in the hills of Mombaruzzo. With 175 acres of vineyards, Maccario is the largest estate in Piedmont. The vineyards are dedicated primarily to Barbera. Other varietals include...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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