Barbera was once the undefined middle child of Piedmont, struggling for an identity. Her older sibling Nebbiolo was a chronic overachiever, and her younger sibling Dolcetto was always the “fun” one. But thoughtful producers like the Hilberg family, decided to nurture her potential. Barbera was given sunnier hillside sites for growing, was cropped for quality and given a home in oak to age; the result is a deeply colored wine with nuances of fresh berry fruit, layers of vanilla and oak, and lively, food-loving acidity. The Hilberg Superiore proves that both nature and nurture matter.
Varietals: 100% Barbera
Nose:Strawberries, blackberries and violets
Palate: Fresh picked berries, cherries and flowers and with notes of oak throughout the lengthy finish
Appellation: Priocca d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Brand: Gilt Wine