Thursday, July 28, 2016

Franco Serra Barbera d'Alba, 2012

Franco Serra's Barbera d'Asti Superieure costs a few dollars more, but I far prefer Serra's $10 Barbera d'Alba. It is a more traditional wine with no new oak treatment or very little. The result is a strongly flavored, fruit-oriented wine that will accompany nearly anything you put on the table.

Deep, dark color. Dark cherries, flowers, hints of anise or licorice--very much in the Piedmont mode. Carried by fruit rather than oak tannins. Reaches all parts of the palate. I should buy more of this wine.

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