Burlotto Barbera d'Alba 2022
|Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d'Alba
From the same vineyards as the Barolos, but with shorter wood aging, Fabio produces his fantastic Langhe Nebbiolo. He demonstrates his mastery of Barbera with his delicious Barbera d’Alba and the deeper, more powerful Barbera d’Alba “Aves.” And his Dolcetto d’Alba and Freisa are among the best from any producer, both effusively rich and pure.
The 2022 Barbera d'Alba is deep, layered and expressive in the mid-weight style that runs through all the wines here. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and new leather are nicely pushed forward. The 2022 is aged entirely in cask, with one new cask in the mix that adds just a very subtle touch of new wood character.