Araldica is Piemonte's most progressive co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d'Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards. Many of their members joined the co-operative in the 1950s and have a long and loyal relationhip with the winery.
They produce wines from Piemonte's main DOC / DOCG regions – predominantly Barbera, Gavi and Moscato, but also including Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero Arneis. Whilst the majority of production is from traditional varieties, some international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are also grown.
The Monferrato hills in the South of the Province of Asti, Piemonte. South West aspects at altitudes between 250 and 400 m. Limestone-clay soil.
The fruit was hand harvested from September 1st to September 12th. Fermented in a pressure tank under temperature control using R2 yeast. To retain the luscious natural sweetness the fermentation was
stopped by chilling and filtration.
Light gold in colour, powerful aromas of honey, flowers and fresh grapes. Intensely sweet palate with flavours of grapes and citrus and finishing cleanly with refreshing acidity.
Situated in the magnificent Piemonte region of Northern Italy, Alasia is a label that sits under the umbrella of the Araldica winery. They pride themselves on using the best local grapes, coupled with modern vinification techniques and new world know how, to produce wines of distinct varietal character. Araldica has access to 900 hectares of vines from 300 growers for their Alasia label. They are planted to indigenous varieties like Moscato, Arneis, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo, as well as traditional varietals such as Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernets.