Ercole Barbera del Monferrato 2019
Pronounced AIR-KOH-LAY, we were very excited to find this Barbera which is pure, round, medium bodied, and quite simply, a joy to drink. From the famed Monferrato designation known for the highest quality Barbera (where experts have traced the origin of Barbera to its very hills), the unoaked Ercole has an easy sipping 12.5 % alcohol, and is housed in a fun Liter bottle, making it a total winner to buy by the case.
Ercole (Italian for 'Hercules') is produced by a generations-old cooperative of local growers in the Monferrato area. Every Fall, this group of small estates who have soils of calcareous-clay, cultivate bright and balanced fruit to blend together under one label, allowing them to make authentic wines that are transmitters of time and place. Many folks know the Barbera grape for its bright acidity, and this wine is no exception to the rule. With its freshness, it is also known for ripe, red fruits with a floral, mineral core. Extremely charming, food-friendly and delicious, Barbera has been one of our personal favorites for 20 years.
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbera del Monferrato|