LINGONBERRY & CASSIS, FIRM & FRESH, MYSTERIOUS Barbera, despite being the Piemonte’s most-planted grape variety, remains something of an enigma. Though legends suggest otherwise, it’s probably not actually native to the area…and yet it couldn’t be a better ambassador for Italy’s northwest at large. This fiercely Alpine example invigorates with fine-toothed tannins & vibrant acidity, intriguing cherry & wild berry character, and veins of restrained balsamico – especially beautiful with a light chill. Serving Suggestions:Skewer-grilled sausage & sweet potato wedges w/ garlic, red pepper, & fennel. Savory beet salad w/ smoked chévre.