Fletcher

Fletcher Barbera D'Asti

$49.00

COUNTRY

Italy

REGION

Piemonte

VARIETY/TYPE

Barbera

VINTAGE

2019

ALCOHOL

13.5%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Fruity, Acidic, Earthy, Red fruits, Fresh

Nose: Red Fruits, Cherry, Anise, Leather, Earthy, Blackberry

Pairings: Duck, Goose, Game

THE VARIETY

Barbera

It is believed that the name Barbera is derived from Vinum Berberis, a medieval fermented drink made from barberry with an intense colour and an acidic and astringent taste, a bit like Barbera wines. Believed to have originating in the hills of Monferrato in central Piemonte. It is also the most widely planted variety in Piemonte and slowly being planted in the new world wine regions. Known for wines that are deeply coloured, fresh and relatively soft with bright cherry fruit flavours. 
THE REGION

Piemonte

Bordering France and Switzerland and sitting at the foot of the Alps, Piemonte is home to the king of Italian grapes, Nebbiolo. The region is protected from the cold northern winds and rainfall by the Alps and is ideal for growing Barbera, Dolcetto and white varietals such as Cortese and Arneis.