Staff Pick

Barbera d'Alba "Naunda", Bric Cenciurio - 2013

Item # 34978 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$359.52 $323.57/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

This Barbera comes from a very old vineyard planted in 1958 resulting in a profound red wine of incredible complexity. The Bric Cenciurio estate is an historical estate in the heart of the village of Barolo. This old vines Barbera bottling is rare to see these days - the older age adds to the structure of this fuller-styled Barbera. Aromas of dark berries, spice all with pristine balance. A red wine with the potential to age for many years to come.

Staff Pick Notes

Here is a full-bodied Pommard with rich color and prominent, yet integrated, flavors of oak. Aromas of sweet, spiced cinnamon pears and winter cranberry are pronounced. Excellent clayey earth and a seriously dry, acid, and tannic finish. For the cellar or a meaty meal.

- SS

Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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Barbera is grown all over Italy, but the best examples of this red grape come from Piedmont, where it is made into all manner of wines - from easy-drinking quaffers to serious, cellar-worthy bottlings. Wherever they fall on the spectrum of stodginess, however, they are generally ruby-colored, full-bodied, and highly acidic, with remarkably low levels of tannins. The areas that are most strongly...

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