Ascheri Fontanelle Barbera D'alba 2008, Doc

Barbera Barbera
Piedmont, Italy

$17.95 (982462)

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November 13, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a delicious, juicy young barbera with a touch of sweetness taming the grape's naturally high acidity. The...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Excellent value in a fruity well balanced red. It youthfully exuberant and quite juicy. The noise shows ripe cherry...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A standard and reliable example of Barbera here from Ascheri, though the 2008 vintage shows a little more wood...

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This light to medium bodied Barbera has fruity to integrated aromas of prune, red currant and green pepper (which is slightly overwhelming). Tannins are subtle (decant for 15 min) and the finish is medium. This wine should age nicely for the next 10 years. This was my first exposure to the Barbera grape and I must say it was a pleasant one. I tried it alongside TERRE DEL BAROLO VALDISERA BARBERA D'ALBA 2007 (134759), which I liked slightly less. My impression: NICE. Tasted Mar/10.

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