Cagliero Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016
Other Reds | Italy
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The iconic and soon-to-be legendary 2016 vintage in Alba is on full display in this absolutely breathtaking Barbera. Our tasting panel fell silent as we got into this one. SO much to love about this deep purple missile of power and perfectly ripe red berries with wonderful brightness and elegance. VERY well-judged acidity and balance in one of our favorite weeknight go-to's on the site right now! A fine match with all sorts of pizza or calzones, this is a gastronomic delight! GET SOME!
About the Producer
The Azienda Agricola Cagliero grows the best of Piedmontese grapes, from which the most prestigious red wines are produced. The estate is a tiny 6 hectares in the heart of Barolo growing Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Freisa, Arneis, Favorita and Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are contiguous (a rarity in this are) and are excellently situated on gently-sloping hillsides, either south or south-east facing and at an average altitude of 300 meters above sea level. The soil type is mixed marl with sand and clay. The property includes the Ravera and Terlo crus. No new wood is ever employed as they are traditionalists to the core, always respecting the tradition of his family, making the wines as his great, great grandmother made the wines. Tiny production and an absolute gem of a winery.