Pomodolce Barbera Monleale Marsen 2011


Barbera, widely planted in Piedmont, Lombardy and other parts of northern Italy. This is one of the most versatile red Italian grapes out there. Italy's third most planted variety, is admired for its natural rich color, high natural levels of acidity and plentiful yields. 

Azienda Pomodolce is located in Piedmont, within the district of Alessandria. Specifically Montemarzino, where you find three different production zones; Fontanino, Pomodolce e Barone. All vineyard work is done according to organic viticulture, with respect to quality and yield. 

Pomodolce's 'Marsen' is to be taken seriously. Grown on dense clay, aged 24 months in barrel, this Barbera is persistent on the palate, chock-full of vine-ripened blackberry and cocoa nib. Sumptuous, yet tart.