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2016 Vite Colte Barbera D'asti Superiore Luna E I FaloBarbera from Italy

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"Colour: deep ruby red. Bouquet: rich and deep, with a complex balance of violet, liquorice, and vanilla notes. Palate: crisp and dry, with a subtly-veined background of vani...

  • 90 Wine Spectator
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90

"A sleek, compact red, evoking blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and rose hip flavors. This is backed by serious tannins but relaxes on the long aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 15,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. — BS"

Product Description:

"Colour: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: rich and deep, with a complex balance of violet, liquorice, and vanilla notes.
Palate: crisp and dry, with a subtly-veined background of vanilla and wild berries, which carry through to its lingering finish.

The over 60 hectares of Barbera vineyards are rigorously selected by our viticulturists, all with low yields; every vineyard is participant in the “Superbarbera” project.

The cuvée is blended from vineyards with slightly different soils and microclimates so that the final wine will offer a better balance between structural solidity and bouquet complexity.

Vinification is traditional, with a 10 day maceration on the skins and a 28-30oC fermentation, followed quickly by the onset of malolactic.

The wine then matures for about 12 months in small oak, about 1/3 new; here, the wine, already impressively structured, acquires a multi-layered depth of flavour and character, evolving into a richly-nuanced barbera of grace and expressiveness." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 115185
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-Region Barbera d'Alba
Ratings

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Barbera
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste high acid, low tannin, fruity and floral
Nose red fruit, currant and blackberry