Barbera d'Alba 2019, Matteo Correggia
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This 100% Barbera is about as versatile as it gets: you can sip it on the porch or have it with a meal. Either way, you're getting serious bang for your buck. Fresh acidity is balanced by a ripe core of fruit, and a bit of oak aging softens the rough edges this grape can sometimes have. This is a pizza or BBQ kind of wine!
Matteo Correggia was a true visionary in Roero, Italy. He saw the potential of his land before many others and worked hard to put it on the map. Although Matteo passed away many years ago, his children and widow have taken over the family business, and his son, Giovanni, now runs the show!
Roero is a small town to the north of the more famous Piedmont wine regions, Barolo and Barbaresco, but more importantly, it is on the other side of the Po river, and its soils are much younger. Even more importantly, those soils are loaded with sand. And seashells! When you come to the store, ask us about the seashells we saw when we visited this wonderful place in 2013. Sand has a tendency to bring out the aromatics of wine grapes, especially when compared with the clay soils of Barolo and Barbaresco. So even though the grapes grown in this commune are the same ones grown in other parts of northern Italy, their expression is more exuberant, and in our eyes, more enticing!