Saturday, May 14, 2022

Terramata Barbera d'Alba, 2017

From a grower's cooperative in the Piedmont, this Barbera d'Alba is an excellent value for every day drinking. I bought a case at deep discount from MegaBev in Grand Rapids, after reading about the wine in Dave's (Dave Russo) Wine Buyer's Guide.

Beautiful bright ruby red. Dark cherries, black raspberries, mushrooms and a touch of vanilla. I think the wine has had some oak aging, which has tamed the characteristic Barbera acidity and added a bit of black fruit flavor. It still gives me what I expect from Barbera d'Alba, though. Has improved, I believe, from the last bottle I enjoyed late last year.

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