LC Villa Barbera d’Asti DOCG

The red grape Barbera is an Italian varietal that produces wines that are deep in color, full body, with low tannins and higher acidity. Barbera can be grown just about anywhere but if you s a bottle on the shelf at your local store, chances are, it will be from Italy. It is still one of the most planted grape varieties in Italy where there is over 52,000 acres of Barbera vineyards. Today I am experiencing the LC Villa Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2018 and it is very enjoyable! The DOCG on the label means Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin), which is the highest designation of quality among Italian wines. Most Barbera wines are meant to drink young between 2-5 years of the vintage date.

In my glass, deep ruby in color and opaque in the center. Sultry aromas of violet, dark cherry, plum, earth, dried leaves, and vanilla. Full bodied and very smooth across the palate with low tannins. Bold flavors of tart blackberry, pluot fruit, pomegranate, leather, earth, and nutmeg. Attractive fruit flavors with higher acidity which brings a brightness and liveliness to the wine. Diving in for more, red berry fruit was the highlight with hints of dried strawberry, anise, herbs, and a bright vanilla oak finish. Vibrant red fruit was ripe and delicious with an exotic herb and earthy balance. Fun and lively and great with food! Pair this LC Villa Barbera d’Asti with rich dark meats, grilled sausage, jambalaya, pasta with tomato sauce, mushrooms, grilled vegetables, and herbaceous cheeses like Blue Cheese. 90 Points! Wine Splash!

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My version of a Happy Meal but with great wine!

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