An attractive vibrant brambly, blackcurranty character dominates, whilst a subtle, smoky flavour adds interest and soft, oak tannins offer an extra dimension to the texture. A refreshing smack of juicy acidity gives plenty of definition to the ripe fruit.
|1.8 units per 125ml|
DescriptionAraldica produce some of the best Barbera in the world and this wine is made from the DOCG Barbera d'Asti appellation, whereas the Wine Selection Barbera is from the lower DOC area. It is produced from Araldica's low yielding older vines, which produce a rich, concentrated wine capable of ageing in oak for 12 months. Araldica is Piedmont's largest and most progressive co-operative, headed up by Winemaker/Manager Claudio Manera (whose father Livio was the co-op's first winemaker in the fifties) and his wife Lella, also a winemaker. 80% of production is bottled (an extraordinarily high percentage for a large co-operative) at the company's headquarters in the Monferrato hills, home of the old cellars and a new winery.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by gofilonterrier Great value Nice smooth wine which is excellent for the price 06 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJU123 Excellent value Italian Red Reflects the quality of the grape. Clearly not a top example for which you could expect to spend at least 3 times the price, however this still has the style, nose and enjoyment. Cheap at the price, even cheaper if you buy 6 (or 12) like I have done! 01 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by mac007 Smooth with great taste lovely wine great to drink with food or own its own. Lovely and smooth with no nasty after taste.Quite potent with 14.5% ABV. Will buy this wine again as is a 5 star wine. Have tried a few Italian wines at around this price and found this one superior to the others i have tried 26 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quaffer excellant value barbera I have sampled many bottles, of different vintages of this superb wine, and the current vintage on sale, continues this high standard. 19 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by supermac542 good value for money a very fresh Italian wine that seems to go well with pasta and fish meals. 19 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rowie52 Really good wine I am no wine connisurer but this is a really pleasant wine which I am happy to recommend. I bought it when on offer which made it even better. Try it! 17 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBEEE GREAT PRICE GOOD WINE AT AN EXCELLENT PRICE 08 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer A great red wine This wine is excellent value for money. Its fruity flavour goes with red meats and pasta dishes. I could not recommend it enough 05 December 2015