( Caristum is the ancient Roman name for the townof Acqui Terme, a city of Greek origin. )
The oenological competition for Piedmontese wines in the city of Acqui Termi in the province of Alessandria aims to create a shop window for DOC and DOCG wines from Piedmont. A jury composed of 40 experts rigorously selects, classifies into categories and attributes a score to each of the 400 wines taking part in the competition.
Our Barbera d'Alba 1997 aged in barriques was first in its category and was, in addition, awarded the overall title as the best wine among all the DOC red wines.
Our Dolcetto di Dogliani was the first in its category two years running, in 2001 and 2002.