Giacosa Fratelli Barbera d’Alba Bussia 2022


Someone mentioned this as a wine for everyday drinking, if this is everyday drinking then bring it on. Too often Barbera is dismissed as a quaffer, but spend time around Piedmont and you’ll soon discover it is anything but (as one friend says, if you don’t like Barbera, you don’t like puppies). A gorgeous, vibrant purple/red colour, aromas of liqueur cherries swirl around the glass while spices and bay leaves add to the early complexity. This is sleek, ripe, seamless and with very fine tannins. Bright, with a lingering, balanced finish – this is delicious. Love it for drinking over the next five to eight years. Every day would be fine with me.