Cagliero Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2018
Other Reds | Italy
The Cagliero estate is a striking property in the heart of Barolo that produces tiny amounts of the region’s best. Their 90-POINT Barbera d’Alba is a pristine, traditional example of how limited yields, meticulous farming, and precise winemaking can make the grape shine! If you love Rhone reds, Cali-zin, or any rich, spicy, and fruit-driven reds...you need to try this! At 50% OFF on a 6-pack – grab more than you think...you won’t regret it!
Our tasting group got all giddy with one sip of this beauty. SO much to love about this deep purple warhead of power and perfectly ripe red berries – all complemented with brightness and elegance. Aromas of wildflowers, peaches, plums, and red cherries, unified by well-judged acidity and tremendous balance in one of our favorite go-tos for anytime drinking!
Designated as Superiore DOC, this Barbera d'Alba is grown just outside Barolo village, on steeply sloped plots with sandy marl and clay soils. The vines are grown in the prestigious Ravera Cru, adjacent to the winery (and some of their top Barolo material). This medium-bodied red wine is aged in once-used French oak barrels for 12 months, following a judicious fruit-thinning throughout the growing season. The result? A lovely, versatile, and complex wine that will continue to age gracefully, provided you can resist drinking it now (not sure that we can...but “restraint” was never our strong suit)! Regardless, at 50% OFF on six, this is a stunning barbera you’re going to love! Did we mention 90 POINTS?!