Barbera del Monferatto "La Monella" Frizzante, Braida

Barbera del Monferatto "La Monella" Frizzante, Braida - 2018

Item # 35422 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The Barbera grape's most distinctive trait is its refreshing acidity which is essential too in any sparkling wine. This is lightly sparkling, dry on the palate and full of luscious dark berries. Treat this as you would any red sparkling wine and drink with a chill. Excellent with cured meats and oily olives.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

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

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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