Quorum Barbera d'Asti 2004
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Our hard work on the vineyards gave us a Barbera of an extraordinary complexity, with very fresh fruit aromas. The taste is full, very rich and balanced, with extraordinary length: it will be a Quorum with a great longevity up to 2015-17.
"The 2004 Barbera d’Asti Quorum is made in partnership by Braida, Coppo, Michele Chiarlo, Prunotto, Vietti and Berta, six of the most renowned wineries in Asti. The 2004 Quorum is an easygoing, up-front wine with good overall balance, but little of the pedigree of past vintages. I am not sure what happened to the ambitious approach of past years, but it is nowhere to be found in the 2004. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015. "
The Wine Advocate
"Six Piemontese producers joined forces to make this wine, hoping to lift barbera d'Asti's international reputation. With the 2004, they've created a round, generous red in an international style, ripe and finely made. New oak adds to the wine's sweetness, suiting it to rare prime rib. "
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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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