Old Vine Barbera at Cascina La Ghersa

T. Edward Wines

T. Edward Wines, New York wine importer/distributor, Cascina La Ghersa, Asti

Piera and Giuilo Pastura (3rd and 2nd from right) outside the family’s vinacola

“Barbera, in my opinion, has nothing less than Nebbiolo,” said Massimo Pastura of Cascina la Ghersa, “with great respect…It has great potential.”  And so, beginning in 1989 when Asti was focused on mass production, Massimo (then 19) joined his parents at the winery and sought inspiration from Giacomo Bologna who in 1982 was known for his Barbera from Monferrato, which at the time surpassed many a Barolo in quality. “Everyone was talking about his expensive Barbera,” said Massimo, “like a Barolo.  But tasting it, you could see the difference.”

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