Tenuta Olim Bauda La Villa Barbera 2019
- Textured, savoury
Italians have a secret and it’s nearly out. They’ve been keeping barbera all to themselves. Who can blame them?
We’re excited to bring this fresh release to the ‘fo. Originating from Northern Italy, in the region of Piedmont, barbera is the most planted grape variety there, for good reason. If you enjoy lighter, fruit-driven styles of red, think cherries, red berries and blackberries enveloped in softer tannins, then this could be your match made in.... speaking of match made in heaven... not sure what to pair it with? A personal favourite is earthy, mushroom pizza drizzled in truffle oil (Piedmont is truffle country after all). The cooler, northern climate creates a high acid red ready to cut through any rich dish, go for gamey meats, mushroom pizza, anything, just don’t let the Italians know that we know. The secret’s out. Barbera is the new black. Or is it red? Just definitely not white, cause it’s a red grape variety.
“I stumbled upon this grape variety years ago and it is still one of my favourites. If you have not tried a Barbera - you need to! A nice side step from Pinot Noir. Perhaps by coincidence perhaps not, this wine happens to be best friends with a couple of my dinner favourites – perfect for pizza, pasta or both!”
Full price $40.00 from the producer.
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- 100% Barbera
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If you’ve never plugged Piedmont into Google images then now’s the time. A northern Italian region that spoons both France and Switzerland, it’s one of the more picturesque wine regions in the world and better yet, the vinos do the dramatic backdrop justice. Piedmont wines benefit from the warmth of the Mediterranean and the chill of the Alps, and the combination of these climates means the valleys will often be shrouded in fog. Behind the fog you’ll find Piedmont’s two superstar wines: Barolo and Barbaresco. Known as the King of Wines in Italy, Barolo in particular is lauded over worldwide but really, there’s more to Piedmont than these two. Aside from juicy, tannic nebbiolo, keep an eye out for barbera, the go-to vino for many Italians.