Fresh, with vibrant fruit, slightly underripe, and electric acidity. What is it? A Barbera d’Asti, of course.
Accessibility in its youth, contributes complexity at the table, easy drinking by itself, killer pricing. If you look at those four things to judge all grapes by, very few tick all four boxes.
Accessibility in its youth, contributes complexity at the table, easy drinking by itself, killer pricing. That’s Barbera d’Asti (Heath Porter)
Barbera d’Asti has now become part of the zeitgeist and the fabric of food and wine appreciation in the U.S.
Somewhere in that equilibrium lies the “unbearable lightness,” or should we say, “the un-Barbera-able lightness.”
American wine lovers learn about wine largely from glass pours at restaurants.
If I had a quarter for every time I heard an American wine professional, Italian-focused and otherwise, say that “Barbera is a great pizza wine,” I’d be a very rich blogger.
The title “Summer Endless” came to mind this week when I read the following line from a write-up and round-up of a wine writer’s favorite “summer wines.”
Morgan Pruitt is a veteran of the NY Wine scene. He believes in organic certification and loves to pair Barbera d’Asti with braised meats.
This week finds me in San Diego, California where I grew up. And more specifically, it finds me in “La Jolla By The Sea” as my hometown La Jolla is known.