Barbera d'Alba D.O.C.G. La Sconsolata - Cantina del Glicine - ITALY
Grape: Barbera 90%, Nebbiolo 10%.
Yearly production: 5000 bottles.
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Aroma: Winy, fruity and herbaceous with a hint of red berries, green pepper, and black peppercorns.
Taste: Medium body, dry with good acidity and slightly tannic. Excellent persistence.
Behind the label: Sconsolata is translated in "disconsolately".
The name comes after the owner tried to deposit the copyright for several different names that were all already taken. Once they arrived home from the copyright register office, they said: "our Barbera is really disconsolately".
Producer: Cantina del Glicine, read the winemaker interview here.