Barbera

Until Sangiovese dethroned Barbera sometime in the past 20 years, Barbera (bar BEAR rer) was the most planted red variety in all of Italy. It still grows in many parts of the Italian peninsula, but its finest wines come from Piedmont, Barbera's home turf.

Barbera is a very unusual red variety because it has almost no tannin. It does have deep colour and high acidity, as well as spicy and red-fruit aromas and flavours that are vivid in young wines. The combination of high acid, low tannin and vivid flavour make Barbera wines particularly refreshing. The finest expressions of Barbera are unblended, but many blended wines containing Barbera do exist.

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  1. Villa Giada. Barbera D'Asti 'Suri' 2014

    All bramble and raspberry, joyous and vibrant, it is remarkably flexible in that the full forest fruit is the perfect partner to linguine and wild boar ragù, alternatively it can be chilled (there is very little tannin) and works well with spiced seafood.


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  2. Villa Giada. Nizza 'Dedicato' 2010

    This is a seriously full wine, concentrated but not overly so, a drinkers wine loaded with spice and mocha blackcurrant and forest fruit.


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  3. Villa Giada. Tre Ponti 2012

    Bramble, red currants and violet aromas, firm tannins with a lick of tar and dark cherry and berry fruit.  A full and finely balanced Nebbiolo.


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  4. Primovolo 2007

    Every constituent wine enjoyed an excellent vintage, Giordano’s Merlot is deep and velvety, Sergio’s Sangiovese is masculine and full and Andrea’s Barbera is generous in energetic bramble-charged fruit.


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  5. Villa Giada. Monferrato Rose Chiaretto 2014

    There is a little more colour on the 2013, but the fruit is fresh and pure, alluring strawberry and cherry, just a touch of cream, divine.


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  6. Villa Giada. Nizza 'Bricco Dani' 2011

    Ripe, full and open fruit, fine tannins with hints of mocha mingle with backberry, damson and sloe.


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  7. Villa Giada. Barbera 'Ajan' 2012 Magnum

    Villa Giada Barbera Ajan Magnum
    Barbera d'Asti DOCG 


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    £28.00

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