2014 Barbera del Monferrato, Tacchino, Piedmont, Italy
For more than three generations the Tacchino family has produced superb fresh and vibrant wines in Castelletto d’Orba in Monferrato, Piedmont. This is perfect wine country as the hills provide a natural amphitheatre which protects the vineyards from the northerly winds. Alessio and Romina represent the new Tacchino generation and have certainly inherited their father’s and grandfather’s passion. This passion and respect for tradition is harmoniously blended with modern wine-making methods and equipment and a rigorous attention to detail, resulting in a range of wines of outstanding elegance and purity. Tacchino’s vines are spread over 25 hectares, about half of which benefit from a south/south-easterly aspect and great care is taken to restrict yields.
Italy's third most planted variety, that perhaps gets overlooked especially given the other red wines found in Piedmont. This delicious Barbera is soft and elegant, with bright cherry flavours, and is a wine that is both lovely to drink and unoaked. 13% Abv.