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Cascina Chicco, Granera Alta’ | Barbera d’ Alba DOC

2011

A lovely, lush Barbera from Cascina Chicco, one of Piedmont’s top producers. Unlike many of its Piemontese kin the barbera grape produces wines that are forward and can be enjoyed a year or two after bottling. This example, made from vines on clay and limestone soil, is drinking perfectly now and is an excellent food wine. A bargain at under €14 a bottle.

Case of 12: €179.40
 Case(s)
75cl Bottle: €14.95
 Bottle(s)
12 BOTTLES PER MIXED CASE
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The Press
‘With its ethereal and perfumed personality this wine has the hallmark characters of Barbera that make the grape so popular. The acidity is classic and refreshing driving along the brisk, uplifting cherry fruits.With its brilliant fresh fruit feel this makes a brilliant food wine.’ —Decanter Magazine
Our tasting notes
Bright ruby colour, packed with lovely dark fruit. Rich and opulent with flavours of ripe cherry, hints of spice and well balanced acidity. Lovely long finish. Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Wine data
Grape variety: 100% Barbera
Appelation: DOC Barbera D’Alba
Alcohol: 13%

 

About Barbera d’ Alba
Barbera, once known as the “the people’s wine” in Piedmont, is Italy’s third most planted dark-berried vine, after Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Most famously produced in the DOC zones of Alba and Asti these wines are much more forward than the Nebbiollo-based wines from neighbouring Barbaresco and Barolo. They tend to have light tannins, ripe fruit and good acidity making them fabulous food wines and a staple on any Italian restaurants wine list.

 

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