2007 Uvaggio Barbera

100% 2007 vintage
97% Lodi appellation
97% Leventini Vineyard 
97% Barbera & 3% Nebbiolo

Fermented with a yeast strain which was isolated in Barolo, immediately following fermentation and pressing, the wine was filled into barrels for a malo-lactic conversion cooperage.

Aged 15 months in a combination of new and newer oak barrels, of both French and Hungarian origin, with the balance in neutral oak barrels.

Bottled in January 2009; 13.7% alcohol, pH 3.37 & TA 6.6 g/l

Our descriptors: rich and structured; bright berry aromas and flavors, plus stone fruit flavors of cherries and plums; which is followed by a lively, fruity and clean finish.


Uvaggio Barbera Press

"Fresh and balanced with bright red and black fruit flavors, this will be fantastic with all kinds of meat, fowl and mushroom dishes. Tangy acidity and firm, refreshing tannins keep this medium-bodied wine lively and mouthwatering from the first sip to the last." — Jim Gordon

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"A great-value Barbera sourced from Lodi and entirely barrel-aged, Uvaggio’s Italian red is very savory and rich with a mix of leather, cherry, chocolate and perfume. With a small amount of Primitivo in the blend, it’ll accompany meats and pastas in red sauce as well as drink nicely on its own, the acidity standing up to a wide range of earthy dishes. " — Virginie Boone

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"A full hit of blackberry and black cherry kick things off right in this Lodi Barbera, followed by flavors of Dr. Pepper-like spice and chocolate, with a silky, smooth finish. This lovely wine would be happy served alongside a heaping plate of lightly herbed, red-sauced pasta and pizza." — Virginie Boone

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