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Barbera Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: The vibrant rose colors entice the eye, while aromas of violets and berries invite a sip. Flavors of red berries, cranberries, rose petals and violets dance on the palate, leading to a lingering finish. The whole profile of this wine reminds one of a simpler time in the hills above 19th century Genoa, when good wine was enjoyed with fresh foods, good friends and good conversation.

Varietal Definition
A red-wine grape of Italian origin that produces sturdy, tannic wines capable of aging. Barbera is widely planted in Italy’s Piedmont region, where it accounts for half the total acreage. Most California Barbera is grown in the Central Valley and finds its way into generic or proprietary blends. The Sierra Foothills, Paso Robles, Santa Clara and Sonoma, where very warm days are moderated by cool nights, produce some of the state’s best varietal Barberas. The fruit is naturally high in acid, which it retains very well, even in hot climates. Barbera grapes are also high in anthocyanins, but only low to moderate in tannin content. The resulting wines are deep, purplish black in their youth, but tend to early browning and lightening as they age. Tannin from oak aging can help somewhat to stabilize color.


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