Cascina Zerbetta - Barbera del Monferrato 2017
This estate's flagship wine. Barbera grown on Terra Rossa, a heavy red clay soil that results in wines of a certain concentration and structure. Strong notes of juicy black cherries and spices, it features the perfect balance of acidity and juiciness to keep this full-bodied wine very drinkable. Will need 10-15mins of air upon opening and will keep improving over the course of a few days, if you can make it last. Made by Paolo Malfatti, a Piemonte native who planted his vines on previously unused land in Monferrato in the late 90's. In this picturesque corner of Italy's Northwest, vines grow alongside organic hazelnuts and wild plants.