2014 Pertinace Barbera D’Alba, Piemont, Italy

This DOC Barbera D’Alba produced in the city of Treiso, Italy from 100% Barbera grapes is very traditional in style. The wine spends six to eight months in oak adding more than just a nuance of oak to the flavor profile. Decanting or allowing 30-45 minutes of breathing time will benefit this wine tremendously. Dark red and black fruit aromas with a hint of briar and spice give way to toasty vanilla, cherry, and blackberry flavors. Tannin and acidity is a little forward on the compact finish. Eggplant Parmesan or a really good pizza will pair perfectly.

Very Good | $18 | 14.0 % ABV


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