Full Review

Reva

Reva
2015 Barbera d’Alba Superiore

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Reva
2015 Barbera d’Alba Superiore

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
Black violet color. Sweet aromas and flavors of sweet goat cheese gelato, boysenberry compote, honey, buttercream, and rose hips with a satiny, lively, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A smooth and crowd-pleasing style makes this a solid choice for a red sipper; malbec fans need apply.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: sweet goat cheese gelato, boysenberry compote, honey, buttercream, and rose hips
Taste Flavor: sweet goat cheese gelato, boysenberry compote, honey, buttercream, and rose hips
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Charcuterie, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and crowd-pleasing style makes this a solid choice for a red sipper; malbec fans need apply.

The Importer

R.S. Lipman Company

The Importer
411 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
USA
1 615-244-2230

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.