Cantina Viticoltori del Monferrato

Iuli La Rina Barbera

9.29 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Monferrato, 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
Fredrik Finn

Hey now! Aren’t you a lippy one!? Unheard of and forgotten… Fabrizio Iuli brings you the Slarina variety. Transparent but never hollow. Driven by its earthy mineral laced spicy character, fine textured tannins and a fresh palate with a ripe and juicy red fruit profile.

Hey now! Aren’t you a lippy one!? Unheard of and forgotten… Fabrizio Iuli brings you the Slarina variety. Transparent but never hollow. Driven by its earthy mineral laced spicy character, fine textured tannins and a fresh palate with a ripe and juicy red fruit profile.

Aug 13th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.1

100% Slarina @delectable (not Barbera). Juicy and alternative with great drive on the mineral laced finish where earthiness and gentle red berries battle for front row seats.

100% Slarina @delectable (not Barbera). Juicy and alternative with great drive on the mineral laced finish where earthiness and gentle red berries battle for front row seats.

Jun 17th, 2018
Kyle Doucet-Walter

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.

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.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.0

100% Slarina grapes. All natural stuff and it's a truly naked expression of grape, producer and sense of place. Light bodied and elegant.

100% Slarina grapes. All natural stuff and it's a truly naked expression of grape, producer and sense of place. Light bodied and elegant.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2017
Erin Scolaro

Funky glu

Funky glu

Nov 29th, 2017
Chad Brewer

100% slarina

100% slarina

Sep 13th, 2017
Chance Scott

Chance had this a year ago

Chance had this a year ago

Sep 10th, 2017
Andrea Nguyen

Andrea had this 2 years ago

Andrea had this 2 years ago

Aug 19th, 2017
Meghan Zobeck

Meghan had this 2 years ago

Meghan had this 2 years ago

May 17th, 2017