I've never had a Barbera until this one, but I'm so glad I tried it! To me, this had a light, crisp taste. It was very delicious.
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Originally from the Piedmonte Region of North Western Italy, Barbera has travelled the world mostly as a blending grape. In Piedmonte, it tends to be grown on the lower slopes where the soils are too rich for the grander Nebbiolo grape. During the Gold Rush, ambitious Italians planted Barbera all over the Sierra Foothills and Central Valley. It wasn't until the 1990's however that it started to show great promise, especially in the vineyards of the Sierra Foothills. As of 2011, Barbera has it's very own annual wine festival where over 80 producers come together to showcase their special vineyards.
Our Barbera is sourced from one of the finest sites amongst the rolling hills which lead up to the Tahoe ski country. Lighter in style than our other red wines, our Barbera is driven by red fruit flavors of Strawberry and Cranberry. Tannins are lighter as well, but the racy acidity holds everything together all the way through the persitent finish.
We suggest that you serve it with a slight chill to highlight the freshness of the wine. An absolute stunner in the Summer!
It may not have won any awards yet, but it will. This Barbara is excellent! I will get one every time I come in for wine!
This may have been the perfect compliment to my ribeye the other night. The dinner was coming along pleasantly when all of a sudden I realized I was missing a key component, an excellent Barbera to pair with it. Luckily, I had a fantastic Acheson Barbera on hand to fix this situation, and it certainly fixed it! I am a fan of all of Acheson’s wines but this might have been the best one yet. I highly recommend getting yourself a bottle as soon as possible and firing up your grill to create a perfect dinner experience for yourself.