Tenuta Carretta Barbera d’Alba 2019
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About The Wine
Barbera is typically a light bodied red wine with sour cherry characters and a crisp finish. This wine is no exception. The pale ruby red colour and cherry and spice aromas lead into a lighter bodied wine reminiscent of preserved sour cherries and some light vanilla oak influence.
Drink now for its fresh fruit flavours and refreshing finish. great with rich tomato based dishes and meats – Ossobucco, Spaghetti Bolognese and such.
About the producer:
Located in Piobesi d’Alba in the Roero region, Tenuta Carretta has been a cultivated estate since 1584. Since being purchased in 1985 by the Miroglios, a Milanese textile family, the estate has been restored to its former glory and now produces world class wines from holdings of around 70 ha which include a precious share in the famous cru of “Cannubi”.
The winery’s beating heart is Roero, an area of Piedmont situated in the north-east of Cuneo
province. It takes its name from the Roero family, which ruled over this territory for centuries from medieval times on.
The most prestigious vineyards, where the Nebbiolo vines used to produce Barolo and Barbaresco are grown, are to be found in the Langhe, a historic region of Piedmont spanning Cuneo and Asti provinces, and bordering Monferrato and Roero. As well as its thriving service sector, the Langhe is also famed for its wines, acclaimed the world over, particularly the reds, Barolo, Nebbiolo and Barbaresco.
Equally famous is the Alba white truffle, celebrated at a festival that takes place in Alba every year and attracts thousands of visitors from far and near. Also grown everywhere is the Tonda Gentile delle Langhe hazelnut, made famous by the confectionary products of the Ferrero company