A fine example of the famous grape Barbera from its homeland of Piedmont where it vies for recognition with the Dolchetto and Nebbiolo.
The grape is versatile enough to be grown throughout Italy, second only to Sangiovese as the most recognised red, native varietal. Barbera is often overlooked in Piedmont by its more illustrious cousin, especially Nebbiolo, but it produces high yields of deep coloured, low tannin grapes – perfect for producing good quality wines in a more approachable style than Barolo.
Bennati’s Piemonte Barbera is a fine example of great value winemaking. ‘Cornale’ represents the entry ‘Casa’ wines, soft, fruity and lower in alcohol than other richer fuller styles.
Casa Vinicola Bennati is an old established house, founded in 1920 by Annibale Bennati, in Veneto. They source fruit from other selected vineyards in Italy, which they ship and bottle in Veneto allow greater access to a range of Italian wines, all from one source.
Forward cherry aromas and a warm velvety taste – all that a well structured, easy drinking red wine needs.
About the Producer
Casa Vinicola Bennati
Casa Vinicola Bennati is an old established house, founded in 1920 by Annibale Bennati, in the area of Cazzano di Tramigna, just a few kilometres from Soave. Annibale was the son of the famous Antonio, or ‘Toni Recioto’ as he was called in honour of the raisin wine of that name.
In this vinicultural heartland, their vineyards are in a prime position and are protected by the surrounding hills. High quality is assured by astute management and hand-picking is still carried out with optimum care.
In the early years the company restricted its activity to producing esteemed local wines, specifically the ageing of Amarone – which are still the flagship wines of the range.
Subsequently, under the winemaking direction of a younger generation of the family, Bennati has extended its interest to international grape varietals and wines from other areas, concentrating on both the character of the region and the quality of varietals.