Barbera, Riserva

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Limited
2018 Barbera, Riserva

Barbera, Riserva 2018

Limited
2018 Barbera, Riserva
The inspiration for this very limited production wine came from the love of the vineyard and the superior grapes provided to Portalupi by grower, Ann Kraemer. The soil is close to the soils in Piemonte where Barbera originates from. Hand crafted with pedigree wine-making practices and made in the Barbera d’Asti style with balanced acidity and able to age longer. An exclusive barrel regime included aging 14 months in 50% new Hungarian oak and 50% 1 year old American Oak barrels.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
ACID 8
Varietal Barbera
PH 3.2
Residual sugar 0.01
Harvest date September 21, 2017
AGING 16 months
Alcohol % 14.2

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TASTING NOTES

This wine is a passionate expression of Barbera. A rich, unique and forward expression of the Barbera grape and it’s terroir. Old World style Barbera with flavors of dark plum, licorice, black mission fig and dried strawberry.

To showcase the wine, a label that expresses the spirit of Cal Ital was developed and for collectors,
a magnificent black lacquer 3 bottle box.


VINEYARD NOTES

Our 2018 Riserva Barbera grapes come from one of the most highly sought after vineyards in California. Shake Ridge Ranch is located in the Sierra Foothills along a ridge 1,650–1,810 feet above sea level. Renowned grower, Ann Kraemer is one of the most highly respected figures in the wine world. In short order, this vineyard has proven to be a true star.


Mushroom and Saffron Risotto

My mother taught me how to make this! A rich and very filling meal unto itself.

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