WINE STUDY: Barbera d’Asti

Barbera d’Asti is a red wine made from Barbera, an Italian red grape variety grown in the hills of Monferrato in central Piedmont and which, as of 2000, was the third most planted red grape variety in Italy! 

Barbera wine has a rich and light taste. Why is that? One of the reasons is that it contains dark coloring pigments that tint the wine almost black. However, the taste of Barbera has notes of strawberry and morello cherry: flavours that are synonymous with light wines. Light tannins and high acidity give it a “juicy” taste.

Barbera gives the wine a vinous smell, with a characteristic perfume and a dry, full-bodied but harmonious and pleasant flavor. Barbera d’Asti is a wine to be enjoyed at a temperature of 16 to 18 °C!

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