Friday, February 10, 2012

Wine of the Week - Carivintas 2006 Barbera


Barbera wines used to be considered an everyday, ordinary drink.  More recently, greater care has been taken in producing wines from this grape variety, and it's become a drink for a more distinctive occasion.  That's how I'd describe this bottle: distinct, and not for everyday use.

Very flowery on the nose, with some strawberry scents and a little hint of rich soil coming through.

It tastes hot and bitey up front, then gives way to a variety of berry flavors -- raspberry, blueberry, blackberry -- before leaving you with a delicious tart aftertaste.

15.2% alcohol

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