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Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Vigna Francia 2014

$45.50

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Conterno makes powerful Barbera wines that are truly world-class wines. You pay more for these wines than other Barbera wines from the region, and after one taste you’ll understand why.

The 2014 Barbera d’Alba from their Serralunga Francia vineyard continues the legacy of big, mineral-driven Barbera, with ripe red cherries, plumsanise & sage notes. There’s plenty of minerality and bracing (but pleasant) acidity. Much like the 2013 vintage, the 2014 release is masculine and powerful.

I’d let this one rest for a few years if you can resist the tempation. Conterno fans who can’t wait surely can pop the cork and enjoy. I’d pair with something rich and fatty, like an insalata di carne cruda (think steak tartare), lamb stew, grilled veal chops, or even barbecued baby-back ribs.

Alcohol: 14%

Bottle Size: 750 ml

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Additional Information

Weight 3.0 lbs
Vintage

2014

Bottle Size

750 mL

Grape Varietal

Barbera (100%)

Alcohol

14%

Region

Piemonte

Bottles Produced

20,000

Aging

24 months in traditional large casks

Servings per Bottle

4-6 glasses

Serving Temperature

62-68 degrees F

When to Drink

Drink 2018 through 2028

Critic Ratings

Antonio Galloni: 94, James Suckling: 94