Barbera d'Alba DOC 'La Gemella', 2018, Viberti Giovanni, Piedmont
Lighter in body but loaded with flavour, this bright and pretty Barbera punches well above its weight and has that typical Italian flare to boot.
About this wine
Previously in the shadow of Nebbiolo, Barbera was locally referred to as the "wine of the poor" and trust us, after tasting this, you can call us whatever you want because this is delicious and it's here to stay.
What makes it so Grape?
Produced in Piedmont, Italy
The Viberti winery was founded in the early 1900s, when Antonio Viberti purchased an inn in the Vergne district of Barolo, known as “Al Buon Padre”, along with an adjoining farm that produced the wine served in the trattoria.
At that time, Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo grapes were the three varieties used by Antonio to produce his wines, which he sold exclusively in the restaurant. Today at Viberti Giovanni, Claudio, the youngest son, represents the third generation to run the family business. We've been friends with Claudio for many years and are always proud to share his delicious wines.