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.
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.
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.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 8 58162 00498 1
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.