Barbera

Barbera is an Italian grape widely planted in Piemonte that produces wine that is typically very deep in colour with low tannin and high acidity. This is a juicey, food-friendly red. Flavours include blackberry, dark cherry, plum, and blueberry. Within the past couple decades, its popularity and quality has dramatically increased. The grape itself is known to be quite vigorous and the tendency is to over-produce it; Barbera was historically a light and tart table wine. Eventually, winemakers focused on quality discovered that careful pruning, proper terroir, and smaller yields produced much better wines. Premium Barbera is found in Alba and Asti.

MIchele Chiarlo 2016 Cipressi Nizza 750ml

$37.30

The Barbera planet is a big one, and creating territorial identity here through the production of single-vineyard expressions is important. This area, Nizza, has more limestone soil compared to others throughout the region, and it is a difficult...

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Burlotto 2015 Barbera d'Alba Aves 750ml

$46.00

The 2015 Barbera d'Alba Aves, Burlotto's top Barbera, is laced richer and darker than the straight bottling, but the differences are more stylistic rather than qualitative. Black cherry, plum, smoke, mocha and new leather infuse the racy, voluptuous...

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Luigi Giordano 2017 Barbera d'Alba 750ml

$37.30

The colour is a deep brilliant red, the aroma pleasantly fruit forward with notes of spice, it is full bodied, crisp and at the same time well rounded with a lingering fruit finish. Perfect with duck, roast meats and rich sauces. --Winemaker

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Paolo Scavino 2017 Barbera d'Alba 750ml

$39.04

The Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. is consistent expression of this local eclectic grape. Vinification and aging occurs in stainless steel to purely deliver its character. Barbera varietal requires sunny exposure and well-drained soil as well as low yields...

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Pelissero 2015 Langhe Rosso Long Now 750ml

$73.82

Dark and plush, featuring blackberry, plum and earth flavors, framed by spicy, resinous oak. A big, powerful style, with assertive tannins girding the finish. Barbera and Nebbiolo. Best from 2020 through 2028. 1,500 cases made, 375 cases imported...

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