Coppo L'Avvocata Barbera d'Asti

Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Piemonte

This wine is named after the vineyard owner, a lawyer. Strict, stern, and commanding, she has always been known as simply “the lawyer.” The young, vivacious wine is almost comically at odds with its serious namesake.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOR: ruby red
  • NOSE: intense cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors
  • TASTE: fresh and well balanced

Salami sandwich, stewed baby squids with tomato sauce, meatballs with peas.

  • APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti d.o.c.g
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Barbera
  • PRODUCTION AREA: south of Asti
  • EXPOSURE: south - southwest – southeast
  • SOIL COMPOSITION: calcareous clay marl with prevalence of silt
  • VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 650/820 ft a.s.l.
  • TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
  • VINEYARD DENSITY: 4,000-5,000 plants per hectare
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: September 2017
  • HARVEST: selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • VINIFICATION SYSTEM: maceration with skin contact with short and soft pumping over the skin cap
  • MALOLACTIC: totally carried out
  • AGING: stainless steel tanks
  • ALCOHOL: 14.61% vol.
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.76 g/l
  • pH: 3.51

This wine takes its name from the previous owner of the vineyards, a female attorney ("avvocata" in Italian). She was severe, authoritarian and rigid; to everyone simply Ms. Attorney. The wine is named after her, though this young, vivacious Barbera is at odds with its serious namesake.

Tasting Notes

  • NOSE: intense cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors
  • TASTE: fresh and well balanced

Salami sandwich, hearty minestrone, small meatballs in tomato sauce and herbed garlic bread.

  • Grape variety: Barbera
  • Production area: south of Asti
  • Exposure: south – southwest – southeast
  • Soil composition: calcareous clay marl with prevalence of silt
  • Vineyard altitude: 650/820 ft a.s.l.
  • Training system: Guyot
  • Vineyard density: 4,000-5,000 plants per hectare
  • Harvest: selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • Vinification system: maceration with skin contact with short and soft pumping over the skin cap
  • Aging: stainless steel tanks

This wine takes its name from the previous owner of the vineyards, a female attorney ("avvocata" in Italian). She was severe, authoritarian and rigid; to everyone simply Ms. Attorney. The wine is named after her, though this young, vivacious Barbera is at odds with its serious namesake.

Tasting Notes

  • NOSE: intense cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors
  • TASTE: fresh and well balanced

Salami sandwich, hearty minestrone, small meatballs in tomato sauce and herbed garlic bread.

  • GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera d’Asti
  • PRODUCTION AREA: the southern hills of Asti
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: September 2014
  • HARVEST: hand selected in vineyards with the healthiest, ripest grapes and placed in 40 lb crates
  • VINIFICATION: stainless steel tanks
  • ALCOHOL: 13.25%
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.75 g/L
  • PH: 3.57

 

88

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, October 2018

"Aromas of ripe Marasca cherry, cooking spice and a whiff of blue flower carry over to the juicy full-bodied palate along with crushed raspberry. Fresh acidity lifts the concentrated flavors."

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, November 2018

"Cherry, raspberry and violet flavors are focused by vibrant acidity in this fruity red. Firm and lightly chewy, with fine length. Drink now through 2021. 1,800 cases imported. "

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
James Suckling, James Suckling, September 2018

"A no-frills barbera with berry and cherry character, medium body, fresh acidity and a clean finish. Drink now. Screw cap."

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, January 2016

"Juicy black cherry, blackberry, violet and wet earth notes mark this intense Barbera. Ends with a chalky sensation and dusty tannins. Drink now. 1,730 cases imported. –BS"

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, November 2017

"This textbook Barbera opens with classic varietal aromas of dark berry, blue flower and ground spice. The vibrant, full-flavored palate offers juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry and licorice notes alongside fresh acidity and smooth tannins. It's made for sheer drinking pleasure, so enjoy soon."

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, November 2017

"A pure, fruity rendition that exudes blackberry, violet and black pepper flavors. Integrated, finishing long and smooth. Drink now through 2020. 1,200 cases imported."

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
James Suckling, November 2015

"A bright, fruity red with sliced-plum and peach aromas and flavors. Medium body, clean finish. Crisp aftertaste. Drink now."

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, March 2016

"A vibrant, intense version, featuring boysenberry and pomegranate flavors integrated with the solid structure. Moderate length. Drink now through 2018."

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Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti
James Suckling, James Suckling, November 2016

"This shows plums with dried flowers and (strangely) strawberry bubble gum. The palate is full and juicy with a marked acidity that balances it all out. Drink now."

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