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Borgo Moncalvo Barbera Superiore 2013

Synopsis, Our Opinion: EXCELLENT Barbera that’s a GREAT value.

Producer/Winery: Andrea Elegir; Azienda Vitivinicola Borgo Moncalvo; Loazzolo, Italy.

Grape Variety: Barbera.

Geographic Appellation: Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Homemade butternut squash ravioli in brown sage butter sauce flavored with nutmeg and Asiago cheese.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby red color with the same color rim. Significant rich raspberry aroma with wisps of wet wood. Fresh acidity, dry with a solid medium body; lots of blackberry and cherry flavors, soft tannins and a long vibrant mineral finish that even had hints of vanilla . GREAT Barbera!!! We were experimenting with the ingredients in the pasta, but it turned out perfectly and the pairing was spectacular!!! But, the wine really shined…intoxicating aromas, lively flavors and a finish that goes on and on, but doesn’t deviate from the rich, dry Barbera taste. We both commented that this was the best Barbera we have had in a long time and Vicky says I should get more of this one while it’s available…which says it all!!! EXCELLENT Barbera that’s a GREAT value and it goes into our Quality wine at a Bargain price category.

Borgo Moncalvo vineyard in the hills of the Italian Piedmont Region
Photo from Borgo Moncalvo.

Comments: Learn more about Borgo Moncalvo and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 58162 00498 1

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.