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Wine review: Ascheri Barbera d’Alba 2010, Italy

Rating
89.00
Year
2010
Region
Piedmont
Varietal
Barbera
Price
$15.75

Italy's workhorse red grape, barbera, can make very good wine. Sadly, few fine examples cross the Atlantic. This is a welcome exception. Medium-bodied, crisp and polished, it offers up liqueur-like berry intensity, soft tannins and suave poise. Versatile at the table, it would make for a fine house wine. Good value. Available in Ontario.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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