Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Francia 2016
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Giacomo Conterno
Country: Italy Region: Piedmont
Grapes Varieties: Barbera
Classification: Production: 833 Cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:WA=94+ One step up in intensity compared to the Barbera from the Cerretta vineyard, the 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Francia is darker, richer and more opulent. Barbera is planted in the upper and lower parts of the Francia vineyard. That combination of elevations from this well-exposed amphitheater of vines makes for a balanced expression that is capped by both acidity and deep fruity intensity. The mouthfeel shows volume and rich textural layering. AG=94. WS=92 A dense, powerful version, exhibiting plum, blackberry, cola and baking spice flavors. Heady, with appreciable tannins, but this is well-balanced and long overall. Drink now through 2025.