Nestled in the heart of Italy's Piedmont region, the Langhe is a captivating destination that effortlessly weaves the threads of history, culture, and gastronomy into a tapestry of unparalleled beauty. It's known for the world-famous Nebbiolo grape, which makes the champion of red wines Barolo, but there is another grape that deserves mention in this area: Barbera.
Today's wine find feature is the Ascheri Barbera 2021, an enjoyable gateway wine into the world of Piedmont's little gem, Barbera.
A Note About Piedmont's Barbera
Barbera, believed to have originated in the hills of Monferrato in Piedmont, North-West Italy, has a long and storied history dating back centuries. While exact records are scarce, it's clear that Barbera has been cultivated in the region since at least the 13th century, and over the years, it has evolved from a simple, everyday table wine into a distinguished varietal.
About the Ascheri Vineyards
Ascheri Vineyards, in the picturesque Piedmont region of Italy, stands as a testament to centuries of winemaking tradition and expertise. This esteemed winery has earned a reputation for crafting some of the finest wines in the world. Specializing in renowned varietals such as Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, Ascheri's dedication to quality is evident in every bottle they produce. With a commitment to sustainable farming practices and a deep respect for the land, the Ascheri family preserves the natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site while consistently delivering exceptional wines that capture the essence of the Piedmont's unique terroir.
About Ascheri Barbera 2021
While the Ascheri Barbera 2021 is the wineries entry level showing, it is a fabulous wine and a testament to what Barbera in a glass can give. Aromas of black cherry, plum, fig, and mushroom, topped off with a rose and lavender bouquet instantly, intrigue the senses. On the palate, black cherry and plum persist, combined with blackberry, current, black pepper, and cucumber skin for texture, all providing a long and intriguing finish.
The Ascheri Barbera 2021 can be purchased at the LCBO for $16.95.