2016 Cascina Ebreo, Segreto Barbera | Friarwood Fine Wines

2016 Cascina Ebreo, Segreto Barbera

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Barbera
  • Style: Aromatic and Charming
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Subregion: Langhe
  • Characteristic: Biodynamic
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In 1991, Peter Weimer gave up corporate life in Switzerland and moved to Piedmont, purchasing Cascina Ebreo. They released their first vintage in 1996, and have since won great acclaim for their unusual, expressive wines.

A bright, extracted style of Barbera, sourced from a small half-hectare plot in the Ravera cru vineyard-area. Wild berries, wood-spice and herbal complexity on the aromas; the palate is beautifully balanced by refreshing acidity. Exceptional wine, with a quality reminiscent of Burgundy Grand Cru.

Excellent with rich meat dishes, like stews, or meat pies. Game, beef or lamb would all work very well indeed.

While the producer prefers to avoid the term ‘natural’ for his wines, these are certainly minimal intervention, in both the vineyard and the cellar. Farming is organic, with some biodynamic practices, and the only addition in the cellar is a minimal quantity of sulphur dioxide.

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