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.

Pio Cesare 2014 Barbera d'Alba 750ml


Pio Cesare's 2014 Barbera d'Alba is bright, lifted and nicely focused. Sweet red cherry, cherry pit, white flowers and lively acidity give the wine much of its brisk, salivating personality. This is a strong showing for the vintage. The 2014 was mostly...

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Burlotto 2015 Barbera d'Alba Aves 750ml


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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Cantina del Pino 2013 Barbaresco 1.5L


The 2013 Barbaresco is gorgeous. Fresh, vibrant and nuanced, the Barbaresco captures all the pedigree and class of the year. The flavors are bright and beautifully delineated throughout. Medium in body, with notable depth and class to burn, the 2013 is...

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MIchele Chiarlo 2016 Cipressi Nizza 750ml


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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Paolo Scavino 2017 Barbera d'Alba 750ml


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


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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