Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Barbera d'Alba and d'Asti

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Barbera d'Alba and d'Asti

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Although the barbera grape thrives in hotter wine-growing regions, including those in California, it is most frequently found in Italian wines. The best are believed to be from the Piedmont region, where the varietal is the star in the appellations of Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti. Barbera d'Alba wines can sometimes be bigger and richer, while the reds from Barbera d'Asti are often softer and lighter. However, wines from both appellations are usually inexpensive and should be consumed young. Below is a comparison of two.

GUIDOBONO 2014 BARBERA D'ALBA

Bought * Randalls, 1910 South Jefferson Avenue, in August for $13.99

Description * This delicious red wine was fermented in stainless steel and matured six months in large oak casks. Made from 100 percent barbera, this is a serious medium-bodied wine that's rich and soft with lots of character. …

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