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Montevina Barbera

Montevina Barbera Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: The comfort food of wine, Barbera is the joy of scalloped potatoes and meatloaf, homemade mac and cheese, and pot roast all in one bottle. The first whiff of ripe cherries and oakey toast draw you into the welcoming embrace of rich, juicy flavor. Each soothing sip brings more and more organileptic bliss, as cherry and blackberry caress your tongue. The finish of white chocolate and coffee bean is soft, long, and reassuring. Enjoy Montevina Barbera with your favorite comfort food and experiencethe sublime joy that food and wine can bring.

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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