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Collina San Ponzio

Collina San Ponzio
2019 Bric Dei Pittatori, Barbera d’Alba

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$23

Collina San Ponzio
2019 Bric Dei Pittatori, Barbera d’Alba

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Brick red color. Curious aromas and flavors of cranberry quick bread, dill, herbed crackers, and honeyed peanuts with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish that exhibits elements of tapenade with a suggestion of oak flavor. A savory yet juicy Barbera for your next charcuterie board.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cranberry quick bread, dill, herbed crackers, and honeyed peanuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of tapenade
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory but juicy Barbera for simple meat and cheese plates.

The Producer

Azienda Agricola Collina San Ponzio

The Producer
Barolo, 12060
Italy
39 -0173 77 63 15

Piedmont Barbera

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Barbera from Piedmont is the best-known example of this wine type. The most widely planted red variety in the region, there are numerous styles produced today, from rustic and light to more powerful and age-worthy.

There are several recognized designations for Piedmont Barbera, most notably Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti. Named for the cities and surrounding zones where vineyards are situated, Barbera d'Alba tends to be more traditional in style (high acid) while Barbera d'Asti is often characterized by a riper style with less acidity; these wines often receive more small oak aging.

While there are still many examples of the rustic style of Barbera (earthy notes), the fruit-driven, ripe style of Barbera has beome popular as of late; this has also meant an increase in prices.