Piedmont Barbera

La Spinetta

Cà di Pian Barbera d'Asti 2016

It is Thursday night and tonight the wine I have opened is the 2016 La Spinetta Ca' Di Pian Barbera d' Asti.

On the nose is black cherry, plum, strawberry, incense, violets, anise and earth.

On the palate there is cherry, strawberry, plum, anise, dried leaves, baking spices and wet earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied fresh clean in the mouth with medium + acidity and medium to medium+ fine mouth filling grippy tannins tha gives into a long fresh fruit earthy finish. I hope everyone's week has been a good one and let's look to the weekend to refresh. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 10 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Barbera d'Alba 2018

Nariz: cereza, mora, ciruela, regaliz, tierra

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M+
— 2 days ago

Daniel, Josh and 4 others liked this

Conterno Fantino

Vignota Barbera d'Alba 2019

A burger tames the youthful qualities of this quite nicely. Better in 3-5 years. — 14 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Anthony, romo and 13 others liked this

Michele Chiarlo

Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2015

Dry, excellent with blue cheese. Jammy, bright red fruit - but not over powering. Excellent! — 3 days ago

Marchesi di Barolo

Ruvei Barbera d'Alba 2017

Amazing structure and balance. The 2017 Barbera has fresh Iris, cherry and vanilla on the nose. On the palate it is juicy black fruits like blackberry and plum finishing with a spicy mocha. We had it with grilled lamb chop, green bean casserole, sweet potato and garlic bread. Yum will buy again — 4 days ago

Paul, Ron and 1 other liked this

Terre da Vino

La Luna e i Falò Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2016

Dark cherry/berry aromas with hints of brown leaves and menthol. Black berry/currant fruit on the pallet along with black licorice and baking spices on the medium finish. Fully extracted. Tingle of menthol as well. Smooth tannins. — 12 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 1 other liked this


Dü Gir Barbera d'Alba 2018

Dark ruby in color with a red/purple rim.

Strong fruity nose of blueberries, sweet raspberries, cherries, licorice, light oak, vanilla, earth, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, light oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, herbs, chocolates, peppercorn and light vegetables.

Short finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Barbera from Italy. Much bigger than I expected it to be. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and would be better in a few years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years. A good quality wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up. After 90 minutes of airtime, tannins show up, and bring in more structure. After 3 hours, the tannins become grippy.

A good food wine that I paired with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Barbera grapes were aged in New oak barrels for 20 months.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 25 days ago

Daniel P., Casey and 11 others liked this

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barbera d'Alba 2017

Hard not to pick this off a restaurant wine list for 35 euros. We will probably get it on night 2 as well. I’ll see if I can link to the list. https://www.derbygrill.it/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/LA-CARTA-DEI-VINI-Maggio-2021.pdf — 8 days ago

Sarah Bignami
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Anthony, John and 16 others liked this
Max Kelly

Max Kelly

@Chris MacLean Ummm...how ‘bout ‘16 Bartolo Barolo!?
Chris MacLean

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@Max Kelly definitely considered it but at that price point, I’m looking for a wine at its peak
Max Kelly

Max Kelly

@Chris MacLean I know what you mean, but I will say the ‘15 I drank off the list in La Morra showed beautifully

Bricco Mondalino

'Il Bergantino' Barbera d'Asti Superiore Barbera

Vintage 2016 | bold wine, warm, a lot to discover. Paired with ribeye — 3 days ago

Romain, Peter and 16 others liked this


It’s about time you started drinking Italian again. 😋
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@romo I guess you are right 😏

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Barbera d'Alba 2016

Medium-bodied, relatively elegant Barbera showing dark fruit, lots of spices and herbs and quite a serious, brooding finish, substantial and persistent. — 19 days ago

Josh, Thijs and 13 others liked this