Olek Bondonio, Barbera D’Alba (2019). Piemonte, Italy. Barbera.
Barbera from forty year old vines in his Altavilla vineyard, high in the hills above the city of Alba. It spent eighteen days on the skins, before being pressed off to botti for a short élevage. This is a Barbera of rare balance and complexity, with delicate aromas of brambly fruit and a beautiful lightness on the palate thanks to that hallmark acidity for which the grape is so well known.