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 Mauro Molino Barbera d'Alba 2021, rated 91 Points from The Wine Spectator & The Wine Enthusiast (Best Buy). Along with Italian heavy hitter Burlotto, the Mauro Molino 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 a spectacular vintage like 2021, the full ripeness of both fruit and tannins makes these wine attractive for immediate enjoyment. A real gem!
"Inky purple in color with vibrant aromas of wild red berries and sour cherries coated in sweet baking spices. The palate is tart and bright with a wonderful balance between the ripe red fruit and the savory herbal flavors. A well-structured wine. Best Buy." The Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points
"Plush and silky, evoking blackberry, black cherry, violet and iron aromas and flavors. Elegant, turning sleeker and defined as this lingers on the finish. Features fine balance. Drink now through 2027." The Wine Spectator, 91 Points