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2012 Cisterna d'Asti Superiore

Tenuta La Pergola

2012 Cisterna d'Asti <i>Superiore</i> Tenuta La Pergola - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



In the heart of Piemonte, the Croatina grape enjoys its own small appellation in the hills around the town of Cisterna d’Asti. This picturesque region offers superb value in contrast with the high prices and prestige of the nearby Langhe. Removed from the spotlight, farmers such as Alessandra Bodda at Tenuta La Pergola can humbly go about their work of preserving the area’s viticultural traditions, making honest and approachable wines designed for the Piemontese table. Alessandra ages this Cisterna in large oak botti for one year, allowing its chewy tannins to soften without losing a lovely sense of rusticity. Dark-fruited and robust, it has a slightly bitter note that comes in handy at table: pair it with agnolotti and other fresh pastas with a thick ragù, or serve it alongside bollito (boiled meat) with a bright salsa verde. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2012
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Croatina
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • Vineyard 20 years, 2 ha
  • Soil Clay, Sand
  • Winemaker Alessandra Bodda
  • Aging Aged 1 year in 25hL oak barrels before bottling
  • Farming Sustainable
  • Alcohol 13.5%

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