Scagliola Sansi

Sansi 2017 | Barbera d’Asti DOCG | Barbera

(3 customer reviews)

£27.77

22 in stock

Old vine Barbera with a characteristic flavour of fresh red plum, spices and vanilla.

This signature Barbera wine has received one of the most prestigious awards in Italy, and was included in the 2020 edition of “Italian wine bible” by Gambero Rosso. It comes from the old vine vineyards just outside Calosso in Barbera d’Asti, owned by the Scagliole family. Grown on 50-year old vines with a very low yield, these Barbera grapes have seriously concentrated flavours.

They’re harvested by hand during the last week of September or early October, at the end of a long, languorous ripening season. The wine has excellent ageing potential, and could happily sit in your cellar for more than 10 years. The knight on the bottle is a romantic emblem of a crusader – the protector of the Scagliole family.

Tasting notes: Dry, with high and fresh acidity. Flavours of red cherry and red plum, black pepper spice, cloves and sweet vanilla. Deep ruby colour with various shades of purple.

Awards: “Two Glasses” award, Gambero Rosso (2017 vintage) | James Suckling, 91 points (2014 vintage)

Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Grape

Vintage

2017

ABV

15%

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Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Sansi 2017 | Barbera d’Asti DOCG | Barbera

  1. Murray P

    I am not a typical wine buff but I do drink and sample quite a lot of different types of red wines. Without waxing lyrically with a lot of excessively imaginative and creative language as typically used by many experts in describing wine attributes, I simply just know what I like and this boutique Sansi blend from the Barbera D’Asti area from the Piedmont region in north west Italy, is at least by my standards, an exceptional wine. Its rich, deep ruby colour supports an impressive 15.5% volume alcohol level which by virtue of being partially aged in oak barrels also helps polish it fruity flavour with a special velvety tannin finish.

    The enjoyment and appreciation I obtain from relaxing with a fine wine such as this, in the evening, gives me a sense of opulent self-satisfaction in a way which no other alcoholic drink achieves.

    This Sansi from the Scagliole vineyard is a very special wine with exceptional character and flavour and given it’s price and DOCG credentials (Italy’s top wine classification) it has to be recognised as representing excellent value for money.

  2. Alexander

    Delicious wine so fruity and full of flavour. Dry and crisp – nice with antipasti

  3. Shaun H.

    Recently discovered Independent Wine through Decanter magazine. Not only do they stock the highest quality award-winning wines, they also provide a personal touch in their detailed advice and recommendations. Having described my preferred tasting notes, the recommendations from Oleg and his team have been outstanding. The Sansi 2017 | Barbera d’Asti DOCG | Barbera was an unbelievable match for my preference: oak aged, sweet vanilla, deep character red. Thank you, Independent Wine: highly recommended.

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