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  • Writer's pictureJohn Paul Kaminga

Barbera Alert System ACT!VATED!!!

A cute rendition of the oval shaped Barbera grape.

The picture of grapes above were found here, where you'll also find an interesting translation of an old description Barbera ...

... but you don't need to know all about Barbera to appreciate our offer today. You just need to know that this is a wine emergency! LOL...

What we present here is Barbera from one of the great talents of Piemonte. We've written about Renato Vacca and Cantina del Pino many times. Renato passed away last year, but before he left us he made a grand impression on the world of wine, as he was responsible for some of the finest wines of his most famous home region, Barbaresco. If you love Piemontese wine, you're missing out if you don't know Cantina del Pino.

Cantina del Pino makes two wines from Barbera, one from their home vineyard in the Ovello cru, and one from the Barbera d'Asti DOC. The former is routinely one of the very finest expressions of Barbera in all of Piemonte, the latter is a superb value that shows the hallmarks of Cantina del Pino: polish, elegance, purity and freshness of fruit flavors. Both are well worth seeking out.

We have crowed before that $18 is far too little to be asking for Cantina del Pino's delicious Barbera d'Asti, but today we squawk frantically that you can have it for $15... AND CONSIDER A CASE, WHICH WOULD BRING THE PRICE DOWN TO $13.20!!!

Cantina del Pino Barbera d'Asti 2018 - $15 (reg. $18)

A classic expression of Barbera. Intense ripe berry notes combine with delicate floral and spice notes. Polished and suave on the palate, with bright acids and loads of juicy fruit notes through the finish. One might say it's an easy-going crowd-pleaser, but its pure flavors speak to the serious effort that goes into every bottle from Cantina del Pino. Drink over the next couple years.

Buy 6 bottles and get 10% off ($13.50 net per bottle) or get 12% off 12 bottles ($13.20 net per bottle).

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