Poderi Aldo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Conca Tre Pile 2019
You’d never know this 2019 Barbera is the product of a tempestuous growing season — it’s silky, elegant, and earthy. Black cherries and crisp red berries are framed crushed rocks, crushed wild herbs, warm spices, new leather, and touches of game and wildflower petals. Though round and inviting, this rustic wine has a sturdy acidic spine and plenty of chewy tannins; the balance and savory finish are stellar. Drink now or let it age over the medium term.