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.