The winemaker at Tenuta Arnulfo, where we spent four days last October, recommends drinking this Barbera d'Alba at five to seven years of age. Tasting this bottle at six years of age, I would agree with that assessment although the wine seems to have the tannins and acidity to keep quite a bit longer.
Deep, bright ruby. Beautiful Barbera color. Aromatic from the first sniff. Rose petals, dark cherry, licorice and coffee. Could be mistaken for Nebbiolo, although with less tannin and more acid in the structure. An excellent wine year after year for $12 to $16 a bottle.