Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Wine of the Week - Virna Barbera d’Alba

Today's featured wine is a classic, food-friendly, Piedmontese red that is perfect for warming temperatures. Unlike the tannic Nebbiolo grape that also comes from the same region, The Virna Barbera d'Alba offers more opportunity for early drinking while still being rich and succulent. With the arriving Memorial Day holiday heralding the unofficial start of barbecue season, here is the perfect red to pair with all those grilled and spice-rubbed meats.

The Borgogno family has owned vineyards in Barolo since 1720, and have always attached particular importance to the work carried out in the vineyards and the selection of only the best grapes. The Virna label was created in 2001, when Virna Borgogno became proprietor of her family’s estate. Today the estate stretches out over an area of around 12 hectares, producing wines from grapes grown on its own vineyards located in historic crus in the Barolo wine-making area. Though the wines are from different crus, each one represents the heritage and tradition of the Barolo region.

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