Barbera Reserve2018

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

2018

Cellar Life

5yrs

This vintage will be remembered by all Virginia growers as one of the most challenging, characterized by a mild spring with early and very fruitful bud break, followed by well above average rainfall in June and July which required extensive leaf pulling and mowing. In our district we experienced a warm and fairly dry August which allowed some good to very good ripening.

Fermentation 5-7 days in stainless steel
Maceration 3-5 days
Composition Barbera 100%
Aging 8 months, used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0%
Total Acidity, 0.59%

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