Snapshot
Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: Barbera D'Asti
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Barbera
Vineyard: Grapes from sourced from a vineyard called Mongovone.
Orientation: Mongovone is a steep, south-facing vineyard located in Isola d’Asti, that is one of the Asti zone’s great vineyard sites.
Soil: Clay and limestone.
Viticulture: Hand harvested.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel.
Aging: 80% of the wine is aged for four months in 25HL botti, the remainder in 225L French oak casks.
Notes: The name "Tasmorcan" comes from the name of a badger with the face or snout of a dog in the Piemontese dialect. - Tas = Tasso (Badger) - Mor = Muso o faccia (Muzzle or face) - Can = Cane (dog)
Ratings
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 90
An effusive version showing off plenty of toast, vanilla, chocolate and blackberry flavors, with fine tannins, this should be better once the oak is absorbed. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made.