Viberti Bricco Airoli Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC

Viberti

VARIETAL

100% Barbera

APPELLATION

Piedmont, Italy

 

Viberti Bricco Airoli Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC

Viberti Barbera d’Alba is a medium to full bodied red produced from 40+ year old vines.  Layered with notes of ripe cherries, juicy plums, and baking spices, the wine was aged for 15-18 months in tini, and refined in bottle for an additional 4. This wine can be cellared up to 10 years in bottle.

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2013

JamesSuckling.com - 90 pts

Plenty of blackberries and blueberry character. full body and chewy tannins. […] Drink Now.

James Suckling, October 2017

2010

Wine Advocate - 90 pts

The 2010 Barbera d’Alba Bricco Airoli is a soft and flush expression of the grape, its bright fruit tones backed by moist earth, pipe tobacco and leather. The bright acidity will easily cut through dishes with cheese or butter. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015.

M. Larner, June 2013

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

A burst of juicy cherry marks this smooth red, defined by the brisk acidity. Stays focused and long, as earth and tobacco accents chime in on the finish. Drink now through 2016.

B. Sanderson, March 2013

2009

Wine & Spirits - 92 pts

Oak aging has smoothed the intensity of this barbera to a fat richness of texture. Scents of leather, coffee and earth take the lead for now, with the fruit in the background. Cellar this to let the oak recede and the fruit complexity come forward.

J. Greene, December 2012

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

This is rich and lushly textured, providing a backdrop for the black currant, black cherry and spice flavors. Dense, lingering through the finish. Drink now through 2015.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2012

2007

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

A deep vein of black currant mines this red, along with a wild, feral note and hints of blood and iron. Yet there’s purity, with the juicy acidity typical of Barbera. The finish is long and tight. Drink now through 2013.

B. Sanderson, February 2011