BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG 2020 BY PODERI DEI BRICCHI ASTIGIANI
Barbera D’asti DOCG 2020 is one of those incredible value-for-dollar Piedmont finds under $20. Hopefully you’ve noticed the steady stream of Italian gems we offer—and how startlingly affordable they can be given their quality.
No one does “affordable rarities” quite like Italy, and within Italy, the Piedmont region is home to a staggering array of hyper-local grapes. Barbera is one such variety, found in the hills of Piedmont and practically nowhere else.
When a new vintage of a “greatest hits” wine we offered months ago was offered to us, we followed up with a quick “we’ll take it all!” Barbera is a ‘pet’ variety of Barolo-makers—one of the wines they’re most likely to reach for on a day-to-day basis.
So if you love the diversity of Italian wine as much as we do, this wine is the one that leaps off a wine list!
BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG 2020: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / warm and spicy, floral, fruity / unoaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink now
BEST PAIRINGS / Breads, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
TASTING NOTE / “The wine is characterized by an intense, ruby red colour. The aroma has notes of flowers and red fruit (cherry, plum), with a finish of almonds and spices. The flavour is smooth, warm and intense.”
A LITTLE HISTORY
Poderi dei Bricchi Astigiani is a winery which might be considered of modest dimensions when compared to its sister estate, the Tuscan Badia di Morrona. In truth, however, it consists of 50 acres (20 hectares) of vineyards situated in one of the finest sub-zones of the province of Asti in Piedmont.
Purchased at the end of the 1990’s, the Poderi dei Bricchi Astigiani estate represents the family’s challenge to Piedmont and its wines.
After succeeding in making the Badia di Morrona, acquired in 1939, an estate of indisputable level, they decided to put themselves to the test in the second of Italy’s most famous viticultural regions, famous all over the world as well.
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