Barbera d'Alba, Filippo Gallino
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Barbera d'Alba, Filippo Gallino - 2020

Item # 36996 750mL

The Filippo Gallino estate is located in the Roero area of Piedmont and has been making wines for 7 generations. This is an unoaked Barbera that drinks like a Beaujolais with very primary dark fruits on the palate.

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Fresh squeezed cherry aide (yes I did make that up, but it is like a hipsters cherry lime-ade). Damp potting soil that has been covered with raspberry jam and red rose petals. A touch of sweet spice, nutmeg and black pepper freshly ground from your parents old extra long wooden pepper mill. This bottle would be great with fish stew or pork chops, chicken dishes, or mushrooms. This is a food kind of wine that will show best when paired with a meal.

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Glossary

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 notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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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 associated with Barbera (for good reason) are the Alba and Asti DOCs, which consistently produce...

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