Quorum Barbera d'Asti 2001

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

$85.00 $46.99
Save $38.01
Item No. 100094
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Quorum has an incredibly dense prune bouquet, with hints of herb and dark berry fruit. The wine is full-bodied, with notes of tobacco, liquorice, and black cherries. The finish is well structured and lush. There is a rich acidity, characteristic of Barbera wine, but the acid is balanced by the elegant, soft tannins. Excellent aging potential.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2001 explodes out of the glass with a huge nose of tar, spices, smoke, and sweet vanilla aromas. It offers great depth in its fruit, with notable length and great overall balance in a less concentrated, more restrained style than the 2003. Drink now - 2011."
91 Points

Learn About Quorum

Quorum started with a group of five friends who represent five of Asti's GREAT Barbera producers: Braida, Chiarlo, Coppo, Prunotto, Vietti and its leading grappa producer, Berta. These friends had a mutual desire to protect the natural resources in Piedmont and help preserve the local customs and culture of Asti. So to create Quorum, each wine producer donated one hectare from...

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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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Winemaker's Notes Our hard work on the vineyards gave us a Barbera of an extraordinary complexity, with very fresh fruit ...
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