The best of Barbera

Taste two of our favorite Easter wines and save 20%!

For most Italians, the weekend of Pasqua, including Pasquetta (Easter Monday, literally “little Easter”) means a chance to gather as a family and indulge in some of the year’s most enjoyable meals. Epic family feasts require wines which can stand up to diverse dishes, such as a special homemade pasta perhaps followed by deliciously succulent roast lamb. Less austere than certain other wines from the Langhe, Barbera from both Alba and Asti is recognized as a popular classic among the people of Piedmont and beyond.

Cascina Castlèt's vineyard staff take a break from their hardwork. The winery is located in Costigliole d'Asti.

Cascina Castlèt's vineyard staff take a break from their hardwork. The winery is located in Costigliole d'Asti.

In keeping with Cascina Castlèt‘s whimsical winemaking aesthetic, Mariuccia Borio‘s Barbera d’Asti is a partial passito, hence the name Passum. Borio considers her flagship wine to be the truest representation of the company’s philosophy, whereby age-old traditions are given an unexpected and thoroughly modern twist.


Antonio Deltetto and his family pose in the vineyard. The winery was founded in 1953 by Antonio's father, Carlo (seated with hat).

One of Barbera d’Alba’s top crus, the Rocca delle Marasche vineyard is found in a prime position in Castellinaldo (Cuneo), where Antonio Deltetto strictly limits his yields thus allowing remaining grapes to over-mature. Deltetto then employs new French oak to produce a startlingly rich, international-style Barbera d’Alba. The 2004 vintage is a recipient of the Cinque Grappoli and Tre Bicchieri awards.

barbera-tastingBarbera d’Asti Passum 2005 Cascina Castlèt
was $47, now $37.60

Barbera d’Alba Rocche delle Marasche 2004 Deltetto
was $52, now $41.60

For more information call 212-725-6516 or email

Free tasting this afternoon!
Vino will be pouring these two great wines this afternoon from 5:30pm!


One Response to The best of Barbera

  1. Do Bianchi says:

    Recently I’ve met so many food professionals here in the South who have studied Italian cuisine in Costigliole… I love Borio’s wines…

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