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Elvio Cogno Barbera D'alba Bricco Merli 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Barbera d'Alba Bricco dei Merli is a dark and generous wine that is loaded tight with bright fruit flavors. The Cogno family...
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Michele Chiarlo Barbera D'asti Superiore Le Orme 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Very modern interpretation of Barbera d'Asti Superiore, with strong notes of menthol and ultra-refined mouthfeel. For those who like...

Barbera Wine

For centuries now, the beautiful red grapes of the Barbera varietal have been grown in Italy, where they are prized for their unusual high acid content and low tannins, brought about by their thin skins. The Barbera grape varietal thrives in warmer climates, and has had some success overseas in the new world, where its strongly aromatic flavors of intense hedgerow fruits make it a favorite with wineries and wine drinkers looking for a grape which offers plenty of interesting characteristics. Interestingly, the differences between young and aged wines made from this varietal are quite significant, with younger bottles holding a plethora of berry flavors, including blueberry and raspberry notes, and oak aged wines made from the Barbera grape being much loved for their ability to become extremely complex and spicy, and picking up vanilla flavors from the wood they are barreled in.
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