#newwinethisweek – Week 4 Barbera, Piedmont

Confessions of a Wine Geek

Everyone loves an Italian red don’t they? But Italian reds are very popular already so why on earth would Mike from www.pleasebringmemywine.com decide to plump for one in week 4 of #newwinethisweek?

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When we scour the supermarket shelves we find plenty of Chianti (made using between 75% and 100% Sangiovese grapes), Nero D’Avola (a grape that is indigenous to Sicilly), and a smattering of Montepulciano from the Abruzzo region (don’t confuse with Vino Nobile de Montepulciano – but that’s for another day!). If you’ve got a few more pennies in your purse, you may even be heading to Piedmont for the wonderful Barolos and Barbarescos made from the ever so aristocratic Nebbiolo…. But look a little harder and there are some bargains to be found in Piedmont…

… One of those Piedmont pleasures is the delightful Barbera, Mike’s excellent selection for week 4.

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