Place: Piedmont, ITA
Scarpa is a Piedmontese stalwart. You can’t have a conversation about Barbera without speaking at length about Scarpa and their superb expressions of the variety. A whopping 40% of their production is dedicated to Barbera d’Asti!
Old vine fruit sees six months in stainless steel—retaining all its bright and crunchy freshness—then 3 months in bottle before release. It is savoury and fruit-laden at once and has great length and depth. Incredible value here.