I bought this a couple of years ago and thought I had drunk all the bottles. Found one in the wine fridge last night and boy was it nice! Definitely better than what I remember. Not too much tannin and very round, lots of fruit...like a good medium bodied Pinot in my unsophisticated view.
Needs Time in Bottle
Rather tannic and rustic example of Barbera, needs a few years in bottle or a long decant to fully develop.
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
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Piedmont may be famous for its Nebbiolo-based wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, but the inhabitants of this region in Northwest Italy don't drink these big, tannic wines on an everyday basis. When it comes to a weekday dinner's accompaniment, they usually turn to Barbera (when not drinking the other everyday wine of the region, Dolcetto.) With this in mind, it's no surprise that... Read More »
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