Birrificio del Ducato L’Ultima Luna

Barley Wine

11.2 oz

1 bottle


Product Description

A barley wine aged 18 months in French oak wine barrels previously used for Amarone della Valpolicella wine. Barley wine of great character, matured for 18 months in French oak barrels used for aging wine Amarone della Valpolicella. Copper-colored with shades of red, the nose is extraordinarily rich and complex, it releases aromas of red fruits (cherry and currant) and vanilla, with hints of underbrush and reminiscences vinous. The taste is warm, full-bodied and lacking carbonation. A beer beyond preconceptions and clichés, dedicated to the man of tomorrow. Alc. 13.0% 26 ° P The Last Moon is the beer I designed to celebrate the birth of my first son, Matthew. I remember that during the months of waiting I thought long and that I would dedicate to beer, I wanted it to be deep, complex, evocative and could be allocated for long aging. I decided to use barrels used for Amarone (one of my first loves in the wine), but only filled to 2/3 of their volume, so as to aid in the oxidation of beer with air (an homage to my past in Andalusia, the oxidized wines of a land where I left a piece of heart). The beer (if so you can still call it) was originally meant to age 9 months, but with the experience I realized that the minimum age for this beer is 18 months. On the label there are quotes from Dali and Saint-Exupéry, the image of the child who raises surreally the sea is a clear reference to Matthew. What fascinates me about this beer is the exceptional complexity of tertiary aromas (leather, cheese rind, madeira, wood, toasted almonds) data from oxidation, one thing I like to do is to leave open bottles and drink them after about 3 months to raise the level of enjoyment.


Varietal: Barley Wine

Region: Italy

Region Description:

Makes nearly as much wine as France, but lags behind in their classification system. As a result, Italian wine isn’t taken as seriously as French wine. Most Italian wine is made from native grape varieties that don’t grow well elsewhere, such as Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. The most important regions are Piedmont, where Barolo and Barbaresco dominate, Tuscany, home to Chianti, Montepulciano, and the Super-Tuscans (a collection of relatively new reds), and the Northeastern region, where you’ll find Soave, Valpolicella, and Bardolino. Italy’s soils and climates are varied and ideally suited for viticulture, from the Alpine foothills in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the South. Its hilly landscape provides sun and cooler temperatures, even in the warmest regions. Italy has two categories of fine wines. DOCG, which means regulated and guaranteed place name, refers to a small group of elite wines. DOB wines are those with regulated (but not guaranteed) place names. A lower tier of table wines are grouped into IGT wines, which indicate the location on the label, and ordinary table wines, which carry no geographical indication except, “Italy.”