Tenuta Carretta, Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC (Piedmont, Italy) Bric Quercia 2019

($19):  Tenuta Carretta’s Barbera d’Alba is a well-price robust red that’s perfect for hearty grilled meat this summer.  Supple tannins allow the immediate enjoyment of its juicy and ripe (15 percent stated alcohol) black fruit.  Barbera’s inherent acidity keeps this racy red lively and in balance.  A hint of toastiness adds complexity.
88 Michael Apstein Jun 27, 2023