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Barbera

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Barolo is what everyone talks about from Piedmont, but Barbera is what everyone drinks! This everyday red can be found in vineyards around the world.

Primary Flavors

  • Tart Cherry
  • Licorice
  • Blackberry
  • Dried Herbs
  • Black Pepper

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Medium-full Body
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Low Tannins

High Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Barbera is a food wine and works well with medium-intensity dishes. Make your pairings pop by spicing with cherries, sage, anise, cinnamon, white pepper, and/or sumac.

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AboutMadeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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