90 POINTS | Tom Hyland
A classic expression of DOCG Barbera, the third most planted varietal in Italy following montepluciano and sangiovese. Carlin de Paolo focuses on low yields, and the wine is aged for over a year in small wooden barrels to give it more structure and maturity. It is a very soft and pretty, feminine wine that's deliciously easy to drink with uplifting aromas and a lovely balance on the palate. The mouthfeel is velvety and enveloping, with great freshness and structure. Very long finish with hints of blackberry and blueberries.
The winery writes "Intense ruby red with fair purple nuances. Intensely vinous, heady, and ethereal with typical and prevailing fruity notes of cherry, liquorice, plums, violet and blackberry."