Vino’s free tasting today features two of our favorite Barbera-based wines. Italy’s third most-planted grape (after Sangiovese and Montepulciano), the versatile Barbera variety plays a prominent role in the daily lives of Northern Italians through a diverse range of wines. In Piedmont it accounts for almost fifty percent of all grape vine plantings, while in Emilia-Romagna it is often blended with lighter varieties to create a softer wine. Today we feature wines from both regions now at a spectacular 30% off! Taste two age-worthy examples of Barbera at its very best, today from 5:30-7:30pm at Vino!
Barbera d’Alba Rocca delle Marasche 2004 Deltetto
was $52, now $36.40
Named after the “marasca” cherry which once grew on the site, the Rocca delle Marasche vineyard is found in a prime position in Castellinaldo (Cuneo), just a few kilometers north of Alba. Deltetto owner Antonio Deltetto (above) strictly limits his yields thus allowing remaining grapes to over-mature. The wine is then aged in new French oak barriques for 18 months, before spending a further six in the bottle. The resulting wine is a startlingly rich, international-style Barbera d’Alba, whose stellar 2004 vintage was a recipient of the Cinque Grappoli and Tre Bicchieri awards.
Barbera/Bonarda Macchiona 2003 La Stoppa
was $46, now $32.20
Since Elena Pantaleoni (left) took over as primary owner of the La Stoppa estate, the Emilian winery has become a leading player in Italy’s natural wine movement. The zesty Macchiona is a fifty-fifty blend of Barbera and Bonarda sourced from forty-year-old vines in the colli piacentini. “The wine is drinking very well already,” says winemaker Elena, “but this is a label that is really intended for extended aging.” We recently tasted some older vintages from her cellar and indeed this wine will only get better with time.
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