2018 Gaudio Barbera del Monferrato Superiore
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Winemaker: Beatrice Gaudio
Established Date: 1973
Barbera is the most widely planted red grape in Piedmont but the Monferrato hills are its original home. The Barbera wines from Monferrato are typically more perfumed and lively than those from neighbouring Asti or Alba. Beatrice Gaudio creates hers with 85% Barbera with 15% Freisa, vinified in stainless steel and then malolactic and six months ageing in old barriques. This highlights the plump and juicy fruit that is typical of the regions Barbera wines, with notes of spice, black cherry and plum. Beatrice has brought about many changes, starting with vineyard management to ensure that there is concentration without alcoholic excess, ensuring that the wines always remain elegant.
Sommelier’s Recommendation (3-5 lines)
Still young with fresh raspberry and black cherry aromas jumping out of the glass. Touch of spice on the palate along with chocolate and vanilla. Elegant and concentrated, full and flavoursome. I love the winemaking style of Beatrice. Her wines are soft to start with concentration of flavours and many layers of complexity that keeps you thinking about what is on your glass. The world needs more Barbera in their life especially when it is this good.
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