Ottone 1 Barbera, 2017

San Silvestro

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Winemaster's View

Barbera gained a reputation in the eighties as a ‘pizza’ wine, as older versions had a tendency to be rather rustic and lacking refinement. The story is very different today as winemakers in Piedmont are exploiting Barbera’s potential for fresh, fruit driven and stylish wines. This Barbera is chock-full of cherry and plum fruit on the palate, aromas of wild raspberry and subtle tannins. - Andy Howard MW

About the Wine

San Silvestro is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. The grapes are mostly grown in the Langhe and from vineyards found in the Roero and the Monferrato regions.

San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano which has been passed down through four generations. Today it is run by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano and San Silvestro has gradually expanded beyond the local market and their wines can be found around the world.

The Barbera grape is very rigorous and needs to be carefully managed in the vineyard in order to produce grapes with concentrated flavours like this fine example.

Goes well with

Although Barbera was unfairly classified as a ‘pizza wine’ it is actually a great combination as the crisp acidity and firm tannins help cut through cheese/tomato and well-topped pizzas.

But it is also a great accompaniment to roasted meats, all types of pasta dishes and roasted vegetable dishes.

Summary

Name
Ottone 1 Barbera
Producer San Silvestro
Year 2017
Grapes Barbera 100%
Region
Piedmont
Country Italy
Colour Red
ABV 13%
Organic / Biodynamic No / No
Vegetarian / Vegan Yes / Yes
Volume 750ml (Full bottle)

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