Alfiero Boffa

Collina della Vedova Barbera d'Asti Barbera

9.16 ratings
-no pro ratings
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Steven Beishuizen

Back in the early 2000s, I loved this wine. It was my "splurge" wine that I'd spend a little more on for a special Saturday night. After a few drinks, I frequently broke into, "My name is Alfiero Boffa. You killed my father. Prepare to die." All these years later, I stumbled upon it again in a random (and fairly scuzzy) beer and wine store. It's very familiar to me. Astringent to the point of me calling it sour, but the red cherry flavor dominant. In the background, some earthiness, maybe even tobacco? All over smooth though. Silky. This is not a big huge wine, but silkiness at this more subtle scale is amazing. I'm so glad I found it again so many years later. My na me is Alfiero Boffa. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Back in the early 2000s, I loved this wine. It was my "splurge" wine that I'd spend a little more on for a special Saturday night. After a few drinks, I frequently broke into, "My name is Alfiero Boffa. You killed my father. Prepare to die." All these years later, I stumbled upon it again in a random (and fairly scuzzy) beer and wine store. It's very familiar to me. Astringent to the point of me calling it sour, but the red cherry flavor dominant. In the background, some earthiness, maybe even tobacco? All over smooth though. Silky. This is not a big huge wine, but silkiness at this more subtle scale is amazing. I'm so glad I found it again so many years later. My na me is Alfiero Boffa. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2015
Martin Bergo

Color is dark ruby at the core; nose is fruity on the dark side, some chlorine minerality and clear vanilla-spiciness (i.e., oak); taste is fairly high in acids and dominated by dark fruits; cloves and dried carnations linger at the finish. A well made and elegant Barbera.

Color is dark ruby at the core; nose is fruity on the dark side, some chlorine minerality and clear vanilla-spiciness (i.e., oak); taste is fairly high in acids and dominated by dark fruits; cloves and dried carnations linger at the finish. A well made and elegant Barbera.

Apr 1st, 2016
Tim Major

Great

Great

Jul 23rd, 2014
Darcy Cross

2003: Intense ruby red. Sour cherries, sweet tobacco and violets. Well-amalgamated scents of spices and fruit. Firm texture, high yet balanced acidity that makes the wine very pleasant to drink. Persistent, with fruity notes. (Duemilavini)

2003: Intense ruby red. Sour cherries, sweet tobacco and violets. Well-amalgamated scents of spices and fruit. Firm texture, high yet balanced acidity that makes the wine very pleasant to drink. Persistent, with fruity notes. (Duemilavini)

Nov 3rd, 2013
Selfvingster

Selfvingster had this 3 years ago

Selfvingster had this 3 years ago

Mar 10th, 2016
Zoe Hall

Zoe had this 4 years ago

Zoe had this 4 years ago

Apr 20th, 2014