Giuseppe Cortese

Barbera d'Alba

8.823 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, 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
Joe D'Angelo

Awesome Barbera. Silky and Balanced, with acidity and minerality.

Awesome Barbera. Silky and Balanced, with acidity and minerality.

Sep 6th, 2018
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9.0

Cortese’s 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Plump, racy and exuberant, the 2017 is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next few years. The purity of the fruit really stands out, while aging in steel and cement helps retain finesse and overall freshness. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018) $22.00

Cortese’s 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Plump, racy and exuberant, the 2017 is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next few years. The purity of the fruit really stands out, while aging in steel and cement helps retain finesse and overall freshness. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018) $22.00

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2018
Erik Sjolund

Nice, very herbal nose w mineral. Taste is a little citrus - among the red fruit. Not as bold fruit as expegeded - but the more structure.

Nice, very herbal nose w mineral. Taste is a little citrus - among the red fruit. Not as bold fruit as expegeded - but the more structure.

Oct 24th, 2019
Jason Sliwa

Lovely but not revelatory.

Lovely but not revelatory.

Jun 28th, 2018
J Szubs

$20 from Keith

$20 from Keith

Jan 11th, 2015
Kimberly Newton

Good with food. Seems a little young but very easy to drink

Good with food. Seems a little young but very easy to drink

Aug 2nd, 2014
Ben Bronstein

Fuller bodied rich barbera still present acidity , more cherry than cranberry flavors, full and yummy

Fuller bodied rich barbera still present acidity , more cherry than cranberry flavors, full and yummy

Feb 25th, 2013
Agrivino

Mlf, medium tannin, hög syra

Mlf, medium tannin, hög syra

Sep 19th, 2016
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Weijie had this 2 years ago

Weijie had this 2 years ago

Jun 17th, 2018
Katy Rogers

Katy had this 5 years ago

Katy had this 5 years ago

Dec 6th, 2015