Cascina Fontana Barbera d'Alba DOC 2015 (Piedmont, Italy) "...cherry, dried herbs, rose...'
'Bracing Barbera made for food'
Produced by the sixth generation to farm this location in the Langhe, this Barbera is grown in the vineyards of Vigna del Castello, in Sinio, and Vigna del Pozzo, in Castiglione Falletto.
Approximately 6 months in stainless steel tanks, than we age some of the wine in a cement tank and some in used barriques of French wood for around a year.
"It’s youthful now, effusive in its perfume of red and black cherry, rosemary, thyme, and juniper berry yet retaining a breezy, fresh-air quality. The palate is juicy and sharp, the fruit skewing red and lean. This is not so much a tannic wine as an acid-cleansing one, solidly made for food, its articulate astringency serving as a foil for rich fare: cured meats, aged cheeses, spicy pork sausage, tomato dishes, ragù. It is outstanding with a chorizo red sauce spiked with paprika." - Terroir Review
"Colour deep ruby red; on the nose, the scent of red roses, cherry jam, and wild woodland fruit, with delicates notes of spices and graphite; in the mouth fresh, dry, full-flavoured." - Winery notes