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Montebruna Barbera d'Asti

8.9129 ratings
8.820 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
Andrew Lohse

Red fruit on nose, juicy on palate / med+ to high acid / first planted in 1997 with 2001 the first vintage / stainless fermentation -> tonneau / black cherry

Red fruit on nose, juicy on palate / med+ to high acid / first planted in 1997 with 2001 the first vintage / stainless fermentation -> tonneau / black cherry

Jun 19th, 2018
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Drinks like a mongrel of brunello and pinot, with the posture of Nebbiolo. Intense black cherry fruit, tightly knight with grilled herbs/smoke. Excellent minerality/texture on the finish (keeping the 15% alc. in check) and deceptively integrated tannins.

Drinks like a mongrel of brunello and pinot, with the posture of Nebbiolo. Intense black cherry fruit, tightly knight with grilled herbs/smoke. Excellent minerality/texture on the finish (keeping the 15% alc. in check) and deceptively integrated tannins.

2 people found it helpfulDec 31st, 2014
Chris Madrid

Minerals and more sharpness on the nose, but a lot more subdued and smooth light fruits on the palate.

Minerals and more sharpness on the nose, but a lot more subdued and smooth light fruits on the palate.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.0

A lot of interest for a good price.

A lot of interest for a good price.

Oct 8th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

#barbera just might be the best value red available to a wine consumer, especially when you are fine dining #italian #piemonte #montebruna 🇮🇹
A velvety red color, the nose of the
#montebruna shows ripe bing cherry, some tar, and smoke. The palate has what every good red wine needs in balance: fruit, acidity, tannin in balance with the alcohol. A juicy and fleshy texture moderates the high alcohol and rounds out the tannins. Some smoke and campfire is picked up on the palate.

#barbera just might be the best value red available to a wine consumer, especially when you are fine dining #italian #piemonte #montebruna 🇮🇹
A velvety red color, the nose of the
#montebruna shows ripe bing cherry, some tar, and smoke. The palate has what every good red wine needs in balance: fruit, acidity, tannin in balance with the alcohol. A juicy and fleshy texture moderates the high alcohol and rounds out the tannins. Some smoke and campfire is picked up on the palate.

Jan 14th, 2016
Courtney Cochran

Sommelier/Host hiptastes.com

9.2

Herb-wrapped rose, honey graham suggestion, blood sausage, salty black olive, sassafras, plum. Great texture, tannins that purr, and acid that throws the right amt of baseline. And that black cherry on the nose!! Grab yourself a sexy date and settle in (even if this is your sexy date).

Herb-wrapped rose, honey graham suggestion, blood sausage, salty black olive, sassafras, plum. Great texture, tannins that purr, and acid that throws the right amt of baseline. And that black cherry on the nose!! Grab yourself a sexy date and settle in (even if this is your sexy date).

Oct 9th, 2015
Eric Grasser

Barbara for California palettes

Barbara for California palettes

Mar 30th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

Delish.

Delish.

Aug 31st, 2014
John Clinton

14.5 abv

14.5 abv

Feb 27th, 2018
Jeff Buford

Really liked, aerated for about an hour.

Really liked, aerated for about an hour.

Dec 31st, 2017