The famed Italian wine region of Piedmont gives the world exquisite Barolo and Nebbiolo, however some of the best values are found in Barbera. Such is the case for the Aresca Barbera d'Asti Superiore La Rossa 2020, rated Tre Bicchieri and 92 Points from The Wine Enthusiast. Along with Italian heavy hitter Burlotto, the La Rossa could be the single best expression of the varietal for the price. Barbera is what the Italian's drink for their daily vino, chalk full of ripe red fruits, smooth tannins, excellent balance and a pretty finish. So vibrant that it practically shimmers across the palate, this low production Barbera is tightly wound and very focused. In an excellent vintage like 2020, the full ripeness of both fruit and tannins makes these wine attractive for immediate enjoyment. A real gem!
"Named “La Rossa” meaning “the red one,” the name perfectly describes the plump and juicy cherry and red currant notes found on both the nose and the palate. The palate is classically styled with vibrant tart red fruits, plump blueberries and savory spices followed by fresh acidity. Best Buy." The Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points