Barbera Reserve2017

21.99

Barbera Reserve

This wine of Piemonte, Italy, has long been a strong favorite in our list, for varietal expression and its adaptability to a broad range of possible culinary pairings. It is also the favorite discovery in red wines, for palates previously tending toward whites, and with any requirement of avoiding bold tannins. Barbera refreshes the dining experience of everyone.

Year

2017

Cellar Life

5yrs

We were fortunate to enjoy a fine growing season in 2017. This 20th harvest under viticulturist Fernando Franco rewarded us with a beautiful crop. The season started with an early bud-break followed by ideal gentle Spring rains, which supported a good bloom for the clusters. The early Summer was warm, although never becoming hot, and the grapes ripened with good speed. We started harvesting in perfect conditions with Moscato on August 8th, and finished on October 8th with Cabernet Sauvignon. All varietals showed great character, making this harvest reminiscent in style to 2007 and 2014, among the best we have experienced.

Fermentation 5-7 days in stainless steel
Maceration 3-5 days
Composition Barbera 100%
Aging 8 months, used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 0%
Total Acidity, 0.58%

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