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Roberto Sarotto Elena la Luna Barbera d'Alba, 2020

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Expressive, versatile and food-friendly Barbera

Full-bodied and rich but still retaining Barbera’s signature smooth–drinking appeal with velvety, rounded tannins. Powerful enveloping aromatics of dark cherries and strawberries. On the palate you get flavours of ripe blackberry, red plums and vanilla. All finished off with spicy notes of liquorice and anise.

  • From 40 year old vines
  • 14 months in oak
  • Hand harvested, sustainably produced

Cellaring: 2022-2026

Food Pairing: Rich pasta dishes, pan-fried duck breast, pizza w/ salami

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

Few grapes go better with Italian food than Barbera and few winemakers know it better than Roberto Sarotto. With 90 hectares of vines in the Piemonte region, Roberto is a significant producer with a lengthy portfolio. Apart from Barbera, his stable includes Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbaresco and Gavi. This Barbera is named after his 2nd daughter Elena, so you know it’s a labour of love.Combine this with the fact that Alba is one of the twin spiritual homes of the grape; Asti being the other. Do I need to say any more?

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