Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti 2016
Pico Maccario's 2016 Lavignone Barbera D’Asti is a dry red wine with a deep ruby red colour and intense and charming aromas of cherry, plum and red berries.
"Graphite and spice aromas give way to blackberry, pomegranate and fruitcake flavors. A bit rustic now, but ends with a beam of pure blackberry. Drink now through 2022."
90 Points - Wine Spectator
We have SOLD OUT of the 2016 vintage, however the 2017 vintage Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti is now available here.
The rose has always been the symbol of the winery. 4500 rose plants of the same cloned variety have the dual function of marking the start of each vineyard row, and a traditional use of signalling vine-threatening diseases before they get the chance to do damage.
The presence of these thousands of rosebushes creates a beautiful walking experience between the rows of Pico Maccario.
The Pico Maccario vineyards are planted in Barbera for 60 hectares, in Merlot for 4 hectares, in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc for 2 hectares each, in Freisa and Favorita for a further 2 hectares. The hills of Mombaruzzo, clayey and medium-textured, give rise to variegated and balanced wines, with a modern and versatile style, produced with the aim of respecting the original characteristics of the grapes and the vineyards of origin.
Aging takes place in steel, large barrels or barriques, always pursuing the direction of the maximum search for quality and respect for the original features of the fruit.
The Pico Maccario winery has always dedicated a large part of its resources to technological innovations and research in the vineyard, with the conviction that every change, if well calibrated, can be the origin of an ever-increasing quality of wines. Winery Notes