Barbera is the third most planted varietal in Italy following montepluciano and sangiovese and this 2019 DOCG release is a sensational example of the varietal. Fruit was carefully air dried for a number of weeks after harvest to concentrate aromas and flavours and the result is a lush, fruit-forward wine with flavours in the red berry spectrum and background notes of vanilla and spice. Drinking well now but don't be afraid to tuck some away for a few years.
The winery writes "Deep red with purple tones in the beginning, changing to garnet red throughout its aging process. The bouquet brings out notes of berries, marmalade, violets, vanilla, fig and almonds, with slight smoky hues. Dry, elegant, harmonious and full-bodied with typical acidic notes during its juvenile stage. Becomes more round and complex over the years obtaining a soft finish."