It always seemed odd to us that in Piemonte, the land of Barolo, the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings, we would always find a bottle of Barbera in front of us on the table. The answer was and is simple: Barbera is bountiful, versatile, delicious and...Read more »
Barbera Del Monferrato Superiore Wine
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco » Alba » Barbera d'Alba|
Cigar ash and a bit of sour wood on the nose then very slightly fudgy with astringent red berry fruit accentuated by cigar, cigar box and a touch of dried juniper 2 Big and intense in the mouth without much weight, great acids, very fine tannins and a ...
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Asti » Barbera d'Asti|
Unusual fine wine whose attractions pass by quickly in a mini-parade of complexity. Nose of sharp and sweet flowers, almost a sweet paint aroma, like an oily perfumed sachet of concentrated flower petals. Warm in the center of the tongue with sour re...
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Varietals Produced in Barbera Del Monferrato Superiore View all
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...
The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...
History of the grape: Malvasia is one of those rabbit-like vines that likes to procreate, often spontaneously. For th...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
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Barbera Del Monferrato Superiore on Snooth
A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC. ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More
I am still toying with the shape and tone of this blog so forgive me as I feel ... hearty congratulations to Barbera del Monferrato Superiore for becoming Italy's 37th DOCG. This completes the recognition of Piedmont's workhorse grapes Dolcetto (see Dogliani) and Barbera. I will be exploring this elevation in more depth in another post but I d... Read More
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