Barbera, 2016. Aresca Nizza San Luigi

Barbera, 2016. Aresca Nizza San Luigi

Item #: XR7134W
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Barbera
Vineyard/Appellation: Italy
Color: Deep Red
Nose: Red Fruit, Blackberries, Cherry
Palate: Black Plum, High Acidity, Medium Body
Finish: Serious Presence
Rating: 93
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2026/Pasta, Veal, Pork/14% Alcohol by Volume

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Barbera is the hardy staple grape of the famous Piedmont region in Northern Italy. The grape accounts for around 55% of the wine produced in that region.

A tough, non-fussy grape, Barbera has been known to be flexible in its acclimation to different regions. It's typically a deep ruby color with low tannin and bracing, high acidity.

Barbera is the wine of the working people in the region that it grows. It's less "respected" than Nebbiolo, and is therefore shunted into slightly less-desirable locations, though it has legions of dedicated patrons.

Unlike many of the other red grapes in the Piedmont, Barbera has a relatively long hang time on the vine and that imparts a lot of rich, dense flavors to the wine.

Barbera d'Asti is the most famous DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) in which the grape grows. This is a warm, hilly region in the Piedmont.