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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Quorum Barbera d'Asti 2003
Quorum Barbera d'Asti 2003
(search item no. 100093)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

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.
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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 their top producing single vineyard estates and they decided to only release Quorum in outstanding years when the quality was deemed to be truly exceptional. Quorum has been called “second to none” by Robert Parker and received international acclaim. Wine from Quorum is more than a wine – it is a true symbol of the entire Piedmont region and the best that Asti has to offer.