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2015 G.B. Burlotto Barbera d'Alba Aves

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SKU: 476319-2015

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    This is a fantastic expression of Barbera from a warm and sunny vintage. The 2015 Barbera d'Alba Aves is a tad more powerful than many of its peers (with 15% alcohol), but it also offers a generous flow of succulent cherry and blackberry. The wine exhibits thick color and consistency with balanced acidity and a cheerful point of sweetness. Some 8,000 bottles were produced.
    Author: Monica Larner
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  • Piedmont, which literally means “foot of the mountain,” produces some of Italy's finest red wines. Its clay, limestone, and sand soils are home to the legendary Barolo and Barbaresco wines, made from the extremely age-worthy Nebbiolo variety. Dolcetto and Barbera are considered to be more “workhorse” varieties, and produce the largest quantity of wine. The region is tucked in the cool northwest corner of the country, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Fog often blankets the region, ensuring long, cool growing seasons. 

    Barbera is a late-ripening variety with medium to deep color, low to medium tannin, high acidity, and aromas of red cherry, raspberry, and plum. It is native to the Piedmont region of Italy, where the best wines are barrel aged to add complexity and spicy flavors. Look to producers such as Roberto Voerzio and La Spinetta for the best expressions of this varietal.

    Barbera’s high acidity and low levels of tannin make it a great pairing option for dark meats, steak tartare, herbaceous cheese, porcini mushrooms, and guinea hen. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors