2019 Barbera d'Alba Superiore, Monchiero
Ripe and luscious and packed with morello cherry and blackberry fruit. We’re particularly taken by its warm spice-laden palate and touches of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Barbera has a natural freshness to it, which makes it a very versatile and food-friendly choice, with acidity to cut through the creamiest of sauces as well as tomato-based dishes.
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In Castiglione Falleto, in the heart of the Barolo region, the Monchiero family established their wine business in the 1950s, initially only selling their grapes, but by the 1970s making their own wine.
Vittorio Monchiero has been at the helm since the 1980s, whilst his son Luca has recently joined the business.
This red variety is one of Italy's most planted, but, sadly, falls under many people's radar. Its home is in the north Italian region of Piedmont, in particular the vineyards surrounding the villages of Asti and Alba.
Producers enjoy the vigour of the variety and its resultant high yields, even in years when weather conditions are testing. This volume, however, does not make it a variety that produces wine without character. Traditionally the wines are easy drinking with a ripe, smokey, cherry and autumnal berry aroma and fresh acidity on the palate, but of late we have seen an influx of far more serious wines. Full bodied, dense and ageworthy Barbera is not uncommon these days.
Few varieties produce a wine more suited to simple grilled meats, barbecues and dishes with rich Italian tomato sauces.
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Please note, delivery to these areas can take up to 5 to 7 working days.
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Inevitably there will be the occasional breakage upon transit. If your wine doesn’t arrive in perfect condition, please contact our sales team on 01206 713560 or [email protected] and we will be very happy to arrange a suitable solution or straight replacement.
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