Barbera is the most planted red grape variety in Piedmont and it's a little less finicky than Nebbiolo. Good Barberas from Piedmont, like this one are dark in color and taste black cherry, anise, and dried herbs. Many Piemontese will assert their favorite wine is Barolo, but Barbera (both d'Asti and d'Alba) is the wine that most often fills their glasses.
Violetta's Barbera lives up to its namesake with hints of violets and rose-petal adding wonderful aromatics to the dark cherry fruit. The palate gives classic Barbera notes of crushed rocks, lavender, rose petal, mint, gravel and inky dark fruit all run through this racy, beautifully layered Barbera.