There is something different about the backroads in Barbera land, both in size and purpose. Driving through Monferrato you get the sense that the land is the purpose.
A world at your nose. There is nothing like aromas and their abilitys to make a person, place or wine unforgettable.
I got to experience the full development of Albarossa, a serious, intellectual wine (hey, no one said that I had an easy job, right?)
Nizza is a terroir. Nizza is a well defined project.
Coop resembles something much more quintessentially Italian: family and community.
Grignolino: “The Wine of All the Good People”
The zoning of terroir offers excellent guidelines for winemakers and viticulturists to try and express these soils in they higher-level better-quality Barberas
Albarossa is more versatile than your typical full-bodied red. Sure, like many fine red wines, it pairs well with meats, roasts, and cheeses; but that acidity also means that it can stand up to rich sauces, too.
Grignolino has been called scandalous, wild, anarchistic, individual, odd, difficult, wild, free, unruly, and even unprofitable.
Ruché is bright, floral, deep.. nothing like a snake’s blood..