Boasso Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2019
Barbera d’Alba is the flagship appellation for Barbera grapes, and organically, up to 15% Nebbiolo may be included to complement this cherry scented Piemontese native. “Superiore” may be added if the wine is aged for a year, of which at least four months must be in barrel.
Boasso’s 2019 release elevates the juicy red-fruited image of Barbera d’Alba to a serious and age-worthy wine! Medium ruby colour with a deep blood orange hue. Surprisingly complex and layered aromas; dark cherry, blackcurrant, subtle blue fruits, dark chocolate and tar. It is a modern, barrel matured style, seemingly inspired by the wines of Gaja and Giacosa. Richness and depth of flavour on the palate along with zingy Barbera acids! Restrained dark cherries, baked strawberry, and a lingering maraschino pip bitterness suggest traces of Nebbiolo. Complex and tight with a seamlessly integrated oak layer to live up to its annex; superior. It can be cellared and revisited time after time while waiting for the Barolos, but…it’s a joyful drink right now! And exceptional value!