Friday, February 10, 2012

Wine of the Week - Carivintas 2006 Barbera

carivintas2006barbera

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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