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Contempo

Contempo
2020 Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

Contempo
2020 Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of fresh raspberries, kir, potpourri, and sarsaparilla with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish revealing notes of rooibos tea, cherry pie, fresh wood chips, and rosemary with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A bright and balanced red full of bright red fruit and herbaceous undertones.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World, Savory & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fresh raspberries, kir, potpourri, and sarsaparilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of rooibos tea, cherry pie, fresh wood chips, and rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and balanced red full of bright red fruit and herbaceous undertones.

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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.