Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
- Tasting Notes
- Pairs With
- ColorDeep ruby red color with purple hues.
- NoseThe bouquet on the nose is intense and rich, with aromas of ripe red fruits and intriguing spicy sensations.
- FlavorDry, well-rounded sip, with a lively acidity and a pleasant minerality. Long fruity and savory finish.
Piedmont At a Glance
Region Name Piedmont
Piemonte is considered by many the top wine region of Italy, being the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.
|Vintage||Publication||Score||Review Date||POS Generator|
|2017||James Suckling||92||Aug 2020||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2017||Vinous Media||90||Sep 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2016||Wine Advocate||90||Jul 2020||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
- Score: 92 Vintage 2017 James Suckling A outstanding, typical barbera from the opulent 2017 vintage with lots of ripe plums and peaches and some orange peel. Walnut undertone, too. Full-bodied and flavorful. Lightly chewy tannins give tension and form to the wine. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 90 Vintage 2017 Vinous Media The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Superiore is soft, plummy and engaging. Succulent dark cherry, chocolate, licorice and spices resonate beautifully in an extroverted yet mid-weight Barbera that is very easy to like. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 90 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate Enzo Rapalino's 2016 Barbera d'Alba Superiore is a thick and darkly concentrated expression with dried blackberry, plum and crushed aspirin. Despite the dry and linear aromas of this wine from La Ganghija, there is a surprising note of cherry or blackberry sweetness that pops up on the palate. This wine is a lot of fun, taking you on unexpected twists and turns but concluding with your hunger in mind. I could see this Barbera as an accompaniment to a hearty plate of fettuccine alla bolognese. Shelf Talker Full Page Review