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Four Beautiful Barbera Wines to Drink This Holiday Season!
December 13, 2019
A Note from Sergio

It's time to salute Barbera wine. Like Barolo and Barbaresco, Barbera is a signature wine of Piemonte, but unlike those two heavy hitters, Barbera is the fun, friendly kid next door. Barbera is the wine that's always up for anything, a smile on its face, a bit of mischief in its heart. Yet like that mischievous kid next door, Barbera grows up, and it can surprise you.

Generally grown alongside the fussy, difficult Nebbiolo grape, Barbera became known as "the people's wine" because it's easy to drink and it's easy on the wallet. Barbera needs less aging than the more imposing Barolo and Barbaresco; producers make Barbera to sell as their Barolo and Barbaresco age, and Piemonte wine-lovers buy Barbera to drink because the wine gives them an everyday spin on beloved producers and terroir. Above all, a truly tasty Barbera says a great deal about a producer: it says that this winemaker cares enough to pour heart and soul into a wine that doesn't get the glory.

Today, I'm delighted to bring you a quartet of beautiful Barbera d'Alba wines to pour this holiday season--or cellar for enjoyment next year (and even a couple years down the road). Ranging in pricing from under $20 to just over $42, these four wines come from esteemed producers like Luciano Sandrone and Prunotto, as well as smaller, artisanal wineries like Hilberg-Pasquero and San Giuliano. All of these wines are in stock and ready to ship, and each one is a delicious surprise.


Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Time Sensitive Offer: Barbera d'Alba Quartet, Just $19 to $42!
2. Wine Events: Upcoming December Wine Tasting Events

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Sergio Esposito
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Prunotto Pian Romualdo Barbera d'Alba 2017 750ml
Prunotto Pian Romualdo Barbera d'Alba 2017 750ml
Price: $29.99

A ripe growing year that ended in a crisp harvest, 2017 ended beautifully for Antinori’s team at the Prunotto estate, and the ’17 Pian Romualdo Barbera d'Alba reflects its high quality, low yield vintage in its intense, genial profile and silky texture. Sun-drenched red and black fruits mingle with smoky minerals, violet petals, baking spices, warm earth and melted chocolate in this lip-smacking delicious Barbera. Full-bodied yet balanced, this wine wraps its brambly fruits around a core of minerals and loads its energetic finish with lots of chewy tannins--it’s delicious! Deriving from Barbera vines grown in the estate’s calcium-rich Pian Romualdo plot, the grapes for this wine enjoy temperature-controlled fermentation, and the wine ages for a year in oak casks, followed by four months in bottle before release. more info