Who’s Barbera??

She’s a lovely grape, that’s who ūüėČ

As of 2000, Barbera is the third most planted red grape variety in Italy.

These dark skinned beauties when young offer a very intense aroma of fresh red cherries and blackberries. In the lightest versions notes of cherries, raspberries and blueberries, with notes of blackberry and black cherries in wines made of more ripe grapes.  The lightest versions are generally known for flavors and aromas of fresh fruit and dried fruit. 

Our Cellar Craft Sterling kits are a blend of Californian and Italian Barbera. Deep crimson, fruity aromatics dominated by raspberry and blackberry with light spicy notes and a suggestion of vanilla.

The Cellar Craft Showcase Barbera hails 100% from Italy. Slightly fuller in body than the Sterling Barbera, The Showcase Barbera leans towards dark cherry, strawberry with hints of anise and nutmeg. Soft tannins and high acidity lifting the fruit to a most attractive level..

Pairs well with hearty foods- Italian pasta with tomatoes, eggplant, chicken or red meats. Anything barbecued!