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Castello di Cigognola Barbera La Maga 2015

Castello di Cigognola Barbera La Maga

2015

Off all the single-varietal Barberas from Oltrepò Pavese, Maga di Castello di Cigognola is a genuine...

Other bottle sizes and vintages

-5%

18.40

17.48

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Castello di Cigognola Barbera La Maga 2015

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Off all the single-varietal Barberas from Oltrepò Pavese, Maga di Castello di Cigognola is a genuine jewel. The wine, a recurrent winner of national and international awards, benefits from land and excellent exposure of one of the wineries that best represents the qualitative leap of the region.

The slow maceration in steel and the long aging in oak produce an exemplary, rather than classic, Barbera. La Maga’s colours are the classic deep ruby with violet reflections, a sign of an uncontrollable youth yet which is destined to make history. The bouquet is a marvellous mixed bag: on first impact, red flowers, from rose-hips to violets, combine with jammy fruit of the forest and dry prune. But what amazes is the base of cocoa, herbs and sweet spices, which complete its bouquet of unrivalled elegance.

It does not disappoint on the palate. Brilliantly balanced, it is at the same time well-rounded and fragrant, opulent and subtly flavoursome. Juicy and pulpy, La Maga also reveals a gently polished tannin, which is at times imperceptible, but enough to produce sensations of enormous cleanliness and drinkability. Persistence is not affected at all, indeed it benefits from this superb elegance to produce a wine which is sharp, clean and unforgettable.

Food pairing

Maialino alle prugne / Gnocchi al ragù / Risotto alla milanese / Bollito misto / Porcini alla griglia

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Fitto / Riflessi purpurei
  • Bouquet:Viola / Rosa canina / Erbaceo / Confettura di mirtillo / Prugna secca / Ciliegia nera
  • Mouth:Fresco / Persistente / Sapido / Succoso / Opulento / Tannino ben integrato

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Jack Livorno (16 Jan) - Vintage 2013

Very, very nice!

What a pleasant surprise this elegant Barbera, not from Piemonte but from OItrepó Pavese. Dark ruby color, soft tannins and a fruity bouquet with spicy accents. Very, very nice!

by: Guy (06/02/2018) - Vintage 2013

Grande classe

Vin superbe de très bonne qualité, typique des vins italiens, couleur rouge flamboyant et pratiquement plus de tanin ! à boire avec ou sans modération !!