2009 Uvaggio Barbera

100% Lodi Appellation
97% Barbera - Leventini Vineyard
3% Primitivo - Bella Vigna Vineyard

Our mature vines are grafted to an old clone which has been cultivated in the Lodi area since the 1880’s.

It was fermented with a yeast strain which was isolated in Barolo, then immediately following fermentation and pressing, it was filled to barrels for a malo-lactic conversion in wood.

Aging was for just over one year in cooperage consisting of 16% new French oak, 32% newer French and Hungarian oak, with the balance in relatively neutral oak.

Bottled in January 2011; 13.8% alcohol, pH 3.51 & TA 5.8 g/l

Rich, deep and structured; with subtle berry aromas and flavors, a hint of chocolate, plus those of ripe stone fruits like cherries and plums; with a lingering, complex 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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