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Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferratotext

Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato 2016

Piedmont, ItalyFrom Piemonte's clay/limestone soils, and 300-320m hills, this barbera was stainless fermented and partially aged in oak. The wood provides a good framework for the bright blue fruit, led by plums and wild blueberries, and held tight with a refined stoniness, finely sticky tannins and bright acidity. This hums with light spices on the finish. A lovely, honest, drinkable, fresh red, belying its 14 degrees. Villa Sparina was founded by the Moccagatta family in the 1970's, and sweeps over 100 hectares of land, 70 of which are planted to vines.Tasted: 23 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 24.00 private wine shops Producer: Villa SparinaDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: BarberaCSPC: 175888