Grape: 100% Barbera
Piedmonte, 2009. Italy.
Price: $ 9.95 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
By: Etablissements Paul Boutinot
Piedmonte is home to some of Italy’s most expensive and long lived wines. However, there are classy cheap wines to be had, like this one.
‘Light and juicy indeed’, as promised by the label. Dark berries, and a touch of smoke and pepper on the nose. Same for the palate. Nice, juicy, uncomplicated.
Design snobs will appreciate the sharp label, rather easy on the eyes and just enough nostalgia to make it work.
Definitely a wine for BBQ’s: very decent for the price, easy to drink, interesting enough, and everyone will like it.