Color: ruby red tending to garnet red with aging;
Smell: intense and characteristic, tending to ethereal with aging;
Taste: dry, quiet body, more harmonious with proper aging, pleasant, full flavor.
Barbera dâ€™Asti should be served at 18-20 Â° C; optimal with first courses (eg. noodles with hare sauce), meat dishes (roast and braised), game and aged cheeses