2019 Josetta Saffirio Barbera d'Alba Superiore

Piemonte, Italy

Pure, light-footed and jam-packed with juicy dark cherry fruit, this is a great example of the exceptional, energetic red Barbera can be.


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About the Wine

With Barbera, style and freshness is key. And when you get one that’s shown love like this, it’s a shoe-in for energetic, refreshing red drinking.

Juicy with smokey black cherry and raspberry, it’s so pure and light-footed. Subtle time in oak lends layers of spice and earthy tones to the fruit.

Brilliant young winemaker Sara Vezza has an uncanny knack for capturing elegance and perfume in all her wines and it shines through in this great value, classic Barbera.

About Josetta Saffirio

The tale of Josetta Saffirio, as with many Italian wineries, is one birthed from a rich family history.

In 1975, Josetta Saffirio's story begins - she starts taking care of the vineyards that her father purchased a few decades prior. She experiments crafting wines, eventually creating a unique Barolo that blows the socks off the wine industry - a real feat for her to have achieved at that time.

Now Josetta's daughter, Sara Vezza, has taken charge of the vineyard. She takes great pride in working in unison with the land, saying "wine is a life force, rich in micro-organisms that allow it to evolve."

Winemaker Sara Vezza
Winemaker Sara Vezza
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

Violet-red with ruby brilliant reflections. An intense nose, clean scents of mulberry flavour. On the palate the acidity is perfectly balanced with the structured body.

Soft pressing of hand-harvested, fully destemmed grapes, followed by fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks. The skins are macerated for 8-10 days. Immediately after the malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred into wooden casks, where it stays for about 12 months.

Blend : Barbera (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

The scenic vineyards of Josetta Saffirio
The scenic vineyards of Josetta Saffirio
Piemonte, Italy

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