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2013 Gran Passione Italian (Piedmont) Red "Barbera d'Asti"

Winery: Gran Passione

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barbera d'Asti"

Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red

Grape blend: 100% Barbera

Region: Piedmont

State or country: Italy

Price: $13

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: September 2, 2017

Wine Review: This ruby colored Barbera from Gran Passione is a good value. It opens with a black cherry bouquet with a hint of anise and boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a cedar influenced black cherry with notes minerality and red plum. The finish is dry, friendly and subtle. This Barbera would be a nice glass pour for an Italian restaurant. I would pair it with veal parmigiana. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A round, balanced red, featuring black cherry, raspberry, spice, and tobacco notes that offset the firm structure. Subtle oak adds further depth and complexity. A powerful and heady Piedmont Barbera, with good length.

Organic status: not organic

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