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This wine is 100% Slarina, not Barbera. Slarina is an ancient varietal that was grown in Monferato but then dropped out of style because of how finicky it is to grow. At 10.5% this wine blew me away. Carried its terroir with grace, undeniably a Piedmontese wine but with incredible drink ability. Bright acidity that plays with the late gripping tannins create perfect tension on the palate and the nose transformed elegantly like any good Nebbiolo. A gem I would have never found without the team at Elena in Montreal and Ryan Gray, Owner/wine director there. — 9 months ago