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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.

Pelissero 2015 Langhe Rosso Long Now 750ml

$73.82

The 2015 Long Now is a real stunner. A wine of pure breadth and power, the 2015 shows Long Now at its very best, with the pedigree and textural intensity of the Barbera really driving the wine. Ample and beautifully resonant on the palate, the 2015 has...

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Piero Marrone 2017 Barbera d'Alba "Carlot" 750ml

$32.95

Despite the high alcohol, this is lean and spicy on the nose, with cranberry as well as cherry aromas – refreshing after so many beefy, powerful wines. Juicy and fresh on the attack, this is slightly sweet but it shows more freshness than most...

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Matteo Correggia 2016 Barbera d'Alba 750ml

$37.30

A contemporary style, this red offers aromas of cinnamon and vanilla, following up with black cherry, violet and iron flavors. Balanced and firm. Drink now through 2023. Score: 89 points -- BS, Wine Spectator, 2018

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Burlotto 2017 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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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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Piero Marrone 2016 Langhe "Passione" 750ml

$39.04

The “Passione” has a pleasant concentration of aromas and flavors: fruity and firm with 'mature' and balanced tannins. The wine is infused with the passion with which the winery works, making it the ideal companion for all meals and for...

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