Are you curious to try some Barbera?
We have recently received some new wines from Cascina Zerbetta, located in Monferrato, Piedmont. We met Paolo on this years fair in Montpellier and fell for his Barbera. We are therefore happy that we can now share his wines with you.
A little History
Paolo Antonio Malfatti and AnnaMaria Zerbetta started the winery Cascina Zerbetta in 1998, located in Monferrato. They came to this after working in a few other Italien wineries. The main goal was to produce great wine, affordable to all, relying on natural production and agricultural methods. Barbera, Teroldego, Cabernet Sauvignon, Müller-Thurgau, and Sauvignon Blanc now grow organically and biodynamically, side by side in the rich calcareous clay-based soils, some 200 meters above sea level. Exciting, right?
Natural fermentation and a clean style
Natural yeasts kick start fermentations after cool macerations and gentle extractions. Sulfites are kept low. Both stainless steel and older oak barrels are used. Paolo describes it better as guidance, rather than winemaking by manipulation.
We recently had a great time cooking a carbonara and drinking a glass of Le Zerbetta, great match. Come by for a bottle and let us what dish you parried it with. We could use some inspiration for next time ;)
Visit us in our shop on Ravnsborggade or let us ship the wines to you.
Marius & Simon