Lis Vi Carussin 2013

Review By Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier 

The Lis Vi Carussin 2013 is translucent with a brownish red hue and a light stain. The aromas are much bigger than expected from the color. Aromas of raspberry, cherry, dusty earth, and subtle oak.

On the palate the Lis Vi Carussin has a medium to light bodied mouthfeel with big, red berry fruit characteristics. Mouth watering acidity with a very natural and pure fruit finish delivers the knock out punch to this wine.

Elegant and clean fruit characteristics with astounding purity and dryness, this wine is an easy food pairing wine that will make even the driest turkey on Turkey Day a star. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Review – 91 points

No reviews found for the 2013 vintage


The Break Down

45%
Body

98%
Dryness Level

55%
Fruit

30%
Oak

50%
Tannins

75%
Acidity


Wine Selection –  Barbera d’ Asti Lia Vi Carussin 

Producer – Carussin   

Style-  Biodynamic Farming, Dry Red Wine 

Varietals – 100% Barbera

Region – Asti, Piemonte Italy 

Alcohol – 13%

Oak – Small French Oak Barriques

Food Pairing – Red sauce pasta, sausage, chicken, ravioli, turkey, various cheeses


 

What is Biodynamic Farming ?

Biodynamic farming is like sustainable farming, in the sense that this type of farming puts an emphasis on the environment as a whole.  The goal in using this technique is to leave the earth in better shape than before the vines were planted on it.

Sustainable farming simply means, farming practices that will allow the land to be farmed without causing damage to the eco-system and the community around it while minimizing the carbon footprint, so that the environment in its entirety will be preserved or even improved.

Biodynamics takes it one step further by implementing the use of esoteric concepts drawn from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner. These farming concepts loosely revolve around things like harvesting the vineyards when the stars are properly aligned or filling cow horns full of natural fertilizers, like manure, and then burying them back into the vineyard for the winter and then unburying them in the spring, crushing them up, and distributing them among the vines.

In short these wines are often lower in sulfites, more natural, and what my wife would call “crunchy”. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier

From the Winery  

Barbera Lia Vi Carussin is delicious crunchy Barbera, made with natural yeast and a minimum of sulphur, the wine exudes vitality and you just keep drinking it and drinking it!! http://www.buonvino.co.uk/barbera-d-asti-lia-vi-carussin