Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Kitchen 330. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.
B is for Barbera
Barbera is a versatile red grape from Piemonte, Northern Italy. Since there has been no genetic relationship to any other native Piemontese grape, it is thought that the grape must have been imported into the region sometime in the recent past.
Barbera use to be known as the “Piemonte People’s Wine” since it was so versatile and was planted in such abundance. So sit back, uncork, unscrew or saber a bottle and enjoy!
In My Glass
2017 Natale Verga Barbera D’Asti ($7.99)
👀 medium ruby
👃🏻 medium blackberry, cardamon, raspberry
👄 medium flavors blackberry jam, raspberry, spice, dry, high acidity, high tannin, low alcohol, medium body
💭 13% ABV, medium finish
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