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2014 Barba Cesco Barbera D’Alba Superiore

2014 Barba Cesco Barbera D’Alba Superiore

$42.00

This Barbera comes from 60 year old vines that are biodynamically farmed in the hills of Piedmont. One of the most intense expressions of this varietal you will ever experience. The midnight purple color is just a hint of the intensity you will experience with this wine. The nose is roasted berries and plums wrapped in sultry spices. Each sip is a new layer of black cherry, savory earth, and vanilla cedar. 20 months in small French oak barrels.

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Specifications

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Winemaker: Elio Filippino
Varietals: 100% Barbera

ABV: 14.5%
Drinking window: Now - 2030
Cases made: 500
Pairings: Mushroom risotto

  • About The Producer

    Elio Filippino comes from a long lineage of winemakers in Piedmont. He is completely biodynamic in his vineyard practices going as far as harvesting by the moon cycles and using predatory ladybugs to ward off pests. This project is very special to him because the vines were planted by his Uncle Francesco who taught him how to make wine. Barbera is often a more medium bodied wine but due to extended skin on maceration and barrel aging he is able to amplify the grape to one of the deepest expressions of the varietal you will ever experience.

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