Get to know: Cantine Povero, Barbera d'Asti 'Dianae'
A velvety, fruit packed Barbera. The aroma is vibrant with intense notes of raspberry and cherry. Full bodied, velvety on the palate with flavours of cherries, prune, but also liquorice and spices. This has a comforting warmth and finishes dry with decent length.
Try with Italian-style sausage and lentils
This wine has no added sulphites (SO2).
Although this family estate was formed as recently as 1948, there are documents that show the Povero family have been growing vines and making wine since 1837. Today the estate is run by the grandchildren of founder Bartolomeo. Alessio and Margherita make the wines and take care of the cellar, Daniele works in the vineyards whilst Luca and Romano take care of the commercial side of things.
The wines here are made in a sustainable fashion, with no chemical fertilisers or herbicides used, electricity for the winery is produced using solar energy and water is drawn from the wineries own ancient well.