This is a fantastic Barbera d’Asti Superiore with a plush, soft, velvety feel and loads of intensity that peels back into layers of fresh blackberry, cherry, spice, chocolate, leather and exotic spice. This wine carries the banner high for all the Barbera producers now experimenting with a more modern style.
Pretty coffee notes are offset by ripe aromas of raspberry, black cherry and chocolate: There is nice softness and density in this wine that is balanced against the natural acidity of the fruit. Pair this wine with cheesy pasta al forno.
A mix of the old barnyard and fresh cherries greet you, but the flavors drop off into amorphous bitterness and leather. Chewy in the finish, the oak really comes on at the end, making it a wood lover’s wine.