Here's a structured Barbera that opens with aromas of ripe black-skinned berry, toast, dark cooking spice and a just a whiff of coffee. The medium-bodied palate delivers tart cherry, red currant and clove alongside bright acidity and fine-grained tannins. A licorice note backs up the finish.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.