Cottanera Barbazzale 2014


SKU 30925


Barbazzale Rosso, Nerello Mascalese with a low percentage of Nerello Cappuccio, is vibrant ruby red, perfect for first-time wine drinkers. Delightful scents of raspberry and blackberry, wild flowers interwoven with light mineral scents. Very pleasant freshness on the palate, with a fresh tasting hint of acid.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Brand Cottanera
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Barbazzale is a blend of Viognier and Catarratto in equal parts. This is a great value white that only sees stainless steel. It delivers high a high drinkability quota with white flower, citrus, honey and Golden Delicious apple. You can really taste the Viognier here and recognize it's fuller, more viscous mouthfeel. Catarratto's crisp acidity keeps the palate refreshed.

Monica Larner, September 2015
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorThere's lots of ripe black fruit and spice on the nose of this light-bodied red, with more subtle plum, blackberry, graphite and dried herb accents on the balanced palate. Fresh. Drink now through 2018. 8,000 cases made.

Alison Napjus, 2015