Borgo Isolabella 2007 Augusta Barbera (Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza)
Here’s a dense, black and chewy expression of Barbera that delivers all the rich benefits of high extraction and wood aging. There are smoky layers here of pipe tobacco and cured meat, although there is enough fruit pulp here to make it work at the end of the day.
Borgo Isolabella 2008 Maria Teresa Barbera (Barbera d'Asti)
Here’s what local producers call a “traditional” style in Barbera d’Asti (meaning the presence of oak is all but undetectable) with vibrant fruit aromas of cherry, cranberry and white almond. This is an easygoing pasta or pizza wine.