Behind each wine there is a wine maker and each wine maker has a different philosophy and way of making wines and this Barbera D’Alba is different from your typical Barbera d’Alba, this is a red wine with a more important structure thanks to its 18 months ageing in new French Barrique that add complexity to the nose with hints of liquorice and vanilla and in the mouth is warm, velvety, soft, full, long; the perfect accompaniment to roasted red meats and game as well as aged cheeses
The artisan who made it
The Icardi winery, located in Piedmont, is run by brother and sister Claudio and Mariagrazia,they have taken over from their father, who founded the winery. Claudio is an oenologist and a firm believer in organic methods and as such, some of their vineyards are grown following biodynamic techniques. Mariagrazia, on the other hand, works in the winery and travels around the world to promote their wines and have vineyards in some of the best area of Piedmont, from Barolo to Barbaresco, from Asti, to Alba, including a small vineyard of Pinot Nero.