Villa Sparina

Barbera del Monferrato

8.945 ratings
8.75 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
John Visto

Smooth and Juicy - like Biggie and Puff rolling around in silk Versace in '94

Smooth and Juicy - like Biggie and Puff rolling around in silk Versace in '94

4 people found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2015
Alex Papanicolaou

Ok. I'll admit it. I bought this because of the mild price tag and the interesting shape of the bottle. But to my surprise, it's a supremely drinkable wine. Violets and blackberries on the nose and shockingly good acid. Can't argue with this Barbera.

Ok. I'll admit it. I bought this because of the mild price tag and the interesting shape of the bottle. But to my surprise, it's a supremely drinkable wine. Violets and blackberries on the nose and shockingly good acid. Can't argue with this Barbera.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Nice nose of violets round mouth quite dry little nice earthiness maybe pansy or potted plants

Nice nose of violets round mouth quite dry little nice earthiness maybe pansy or potted plants

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2016
Thomas Pastuszak

Sommelier/Wine Director The NoMad

8.9

Juicy, plump Barbera; always a favorite Monferrato

Juicy, plump Barbera; always a favorite Monferrato

May 11th, 2014
Will

We tasted stone fruit. Enjoyed it with some great za.

We tasted stone fruit. Enjoyed it with some great za.

May 17th, 2019
Chris Regina

Juicy bright

Juicy bright

Jan 21st, 2017
Michael Fraley

Floral round smooth and a hint of lemon. A pleasant surprise.

Floral round smooth and a hint of lemon. A pleasant surprise.

Jan 17th, 2017
Stephen Zipp

Wonderfully simple and light. This dry wine is just so lovely I can drink it around the clock and with every meal. Clean minerality with zero acidity.

Wonderfully simple and light. This dry wine is just so lovely I can drink it around the clock and with every meal. Clean minerality with zero acidity.

Jan 15th, 2017
Kevin Schwab

Easy to drink with or without food. If drinking with food make it simple, anything too heavy or spicy will over power the wine.

Easy to drink with or without food. If drinking with food make it simple, anything too heavy or spicy will over power the wine.

Nov 19th, 2016
Steve Martinelli

Very juicy and fruity with some nice dirt undertones. Good acid. Nice compliment to pizza with red sauce.

Very juicy and fruity with some nice dirt undertones. Good acid. Nice compliment to pizza with red sauce.

May 28th, 2016