“The Barbera D’Alba is a wine from grapes that grow near the village of Alba, in Piedmont. In recent years, this wine has received more and more attention in a region where Barolo in particular predominates.”
Winery: Azienda Agricola Monchiero
Wine: Barbara D’Alba
Grape variety: Barbera
Region/area: Alba (Piedmont)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Calcareous, sandy & clayey
Serving temperature: 15-17° C
Lay-up potential: Long, no data available yet.
The grapes of the Barbera D’Alba are picked by hand in the fourth week of September.
Ruby red with violet reflections.
On the nose, Monchiero’s Barbera D’Alba is intense and delicate with notes of raspberries and blackberries.
Warm, full, savory and harmonious, with a round, fine and elegant expression.
Combines extremely well with light cheeses (for example from the region) and regional dishes such as truffle pasta and pasta tajarin.
Various dishes with ravioli and mushrooms and many meats such as cow, pig and lamb.
“In dark alleys, at shady liquor stores who don’t look closely, you can still find them: two-liter bottles with screw caps, full of rust-colored barbera for a budget price.
Elsewhere, in the chic shopping street and in the genteel auction house, in the millionaire’s cellar, there is a barbera that is purple in color, powerful with alcohol, with an aroma of a lot of oak.
Here they know better. Barbera, that’s the everyday wine, so it doesn’t have to be that fancy. But we do want to drink something delicious every day. So they make barbera as it should be, and as you rarely find them unfortunately. Fragrant of juicy cherries, fine in line, graceful aftertaste, but without denying his honest farming heritage.”