Tag: Barbera

Cossetti Clemente e Figli Barbera D’Asti Superior 2014, Italy

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose of cherries, sweet raspberries, strawberries, light wood, licorice, spices, herbs, cherry pie and light black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, eaucaliptus and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This Northern Italy Barbara is drinking nicely now, with interesting acidity and a nice mouthfeel. Feels very fruity for an old world wine.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and show all those cherry flavors. I liked it better when chilled.

Good by itself and better with food.
I enjoyed it by the pool, with nice weather and parmesan cheese.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Cossetti Clemente e Figli La Vinga Vecchia Barbera D’Asti Superior 2014, Italy

Pretty ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, cherries, strawberries, wood, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, leather, mint and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices, earth, graphite, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins, black pepper and tangy raspberries.

This Italian Barbera is a good food wine. Showing mild complexity with a soft mouthfeel and bright acidity. Feels more like a new world red wine.

I really liked the nose here. Better after 2 hours in a decanter.

I paired it with charcuterie board of crackers meats and a soft goat cheese.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$15.