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
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
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.
$25. — 25 days ago