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 Vite Colte Barbera d'Asti Superiore La Luna e I Falò 2017, rated 94 Points from Decanter Magazine and 91 Points from James Suckling. Along with Italian heavy hitter Burlotto, the Vite Colte 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 2017, the full ripeness of both fruit and tannins makes these wine attractive for immediate enjoyment. A real gem!
"Very ripe, toasty nose, smoky blackberry fruit. Rich and generous, this has excellent fruit and concentration. The oak tannins give structure and there’s sufficient acidity to give flair and length. Well balanced." Decanter Magazine, 94 Points
"Blueberry, blackberry and lavender aromas. Full-bodied, round and delicious. Juicy finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 91 Points