2020 Bella - Barbera Red Wine (750ml)
2020 Bella - Washington Barbera Wine
Barbera Red Wine
13.5% Alc. by volume
AVA: Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima Valley, WA
Name Origin - Bella - People everywhere comment on the creative names of many of our Adrice Wines. Naming this beauty Bella was easy - it truly is a BEAUTIFUL wine. And the best way to acknowledge a beautiful Italian grape varietal - is to use her native tongue. Bella means, and is...BEAUTIFUL!
The 2020 vintage of Bella Barbera is just as beautiful as it’s earlier sister (our 2018 vintage) and believe you me – we learned our lesson about this grape back then! We only made one experimental barrel of the 2018 Barbera – and we literally sold out within 5 days from its release. So in 2020, we made close to two barrels….and our gut tells us this vintage may sell out just as quickly!
Get a jump on this beautiful wine by decanting it for around 30 minutes before serving. We say that, because we were amazed by what just 30-minutes in a flat decanter did to open Bella’s aromas. This leggy, high-acid beauty greets your nose with elegant and refined dried Italian herbs, ripe cherry, and tich of black pepper. Then BAM…tart cherry & mulberry on your palate followed by those same soft Italian herbs, black pepper, a little sage, and anise. This Barbera is absolutely Bella as she lights up the roof of your mouth with her acidity. You’ll want to hold a swallow in your mouth for an extra beat before she whisks down your throat leaving you yearning for more.
Bella’s “lip-smacking acidity” leaves you yearning to pare this wine with roasted vegetable-driven dishes – Moussaka, Ratatouille, or Eggplant Parmesan. Or some light Greek food will pair beautifully as well!
Nella botte piccola c'è il vino buono = In small barrels, there's good wine.