Antario is a celebration of the origin of Barolo. The labels of the Antario wines show the effigies of the lovers that gave birth to this legendary wine: Carlo Tancredi Falletti, marquis of Barolo, and Juliette Colbert, bridesmaid for Napoleon’s first wife. They first met at the French court, felt in love until they got married in 1806 and went to live in the castle of Barolo. Juliette became so fascinated by the magnificent land and potentialities, that decided to dedicate herself to make a wine that could even rival the French wines. She radically transformed the wines of Barolo, which were previously sweet. The Barolo became so popular among all of the European courts, that it became defined as “wine of kings, king of wines”.Antario wines are emblem of all the potentials and peculiarities of the Piedmont region.
Appellation: Barolo Docg
Production area: Langhe, a hilly land in the southern part of Piedmont.
Climate: The Langhe area is dominated by a temperate cold subcontinental climate with specific characteristics that can only be found in this region: the protective effect of the Alpi mountains and the influence of mild and humid currents from the Ligurian Sea, determine a unique climatic scenario.
Harvest: Mid October
Bottle size: 750 ml
Serving temp.: 16/18 °C
Alcohol: 14% vol
Intense garnet with orange nuances
Elegant, persistent and intense. Spicy notes such as pepper balance a fruity and floral bouquet of violet and small red fruits
Structured and harmonious, with persistent and soft tannins.
Ideal with roasted meats, game stews, aged cheeses and pasta dishes with mushrooms
VINIFICATION: After the pressing and destemming, fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature for about 20 days. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.
Appellation: Gavi Docg
Production area: The Gavi area, Piedmont region.
Climate: The presence of the Alps and the sea influence the climate of Monferrato and make it optimal for the vine plant.
Harvest: Mid September
Bottle size: 750 ml
Serving temp.: 10/12 °C
Alcohol: 12 vol
Straw yellow in colour.
An intense and fragrant bouquet, with scents of apricot and citrus fruits.
Fresh fruity palate, with reminiscence of almonds and a complex finish.
Excellent as an aperitif or paired with hors d’oeuvres and vegetable first courses. Perfect also as accompaniment to seafood.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are de-stemmed and immediately soft-pressed in pneumatic presses and separated from the skins. Selected yeasts are added to initiate fermentation, which is carried out at controlled temperature not exceeding 18-20 °C in stainless steel tanks. Once the fermentation is complete, the wine is racked, then kept on its fine lees until the end of January. In order to preserve maximum freshness, the wine temperature is kept constantly low.