Thursday, September 16, 2021

Pertinace Barbera d'Alba, 2018


This wine has all the vibrant fruitiness I expect from a .young Barbera. It was fermented for 10 to 15 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, then aged for nine months in French oak barrels.

Deep, dark, bright ruby. Has the Piedmont profile: dark cherries, spice and black licorice. More acid than tannin, but that's what Barbera is about. Has the intensity to provide a good backdrop for tomato and roasted vegetable pasta. I paid about $10 at Costco but haven't seen it there recently.

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