2012 Uvaggio Barbera

98% Barbera - Leventini Vineyard
2% Primitivo - Bella Vigna Vineyard
100% Lodi AVA

Our mature vines are grafted with a very old clone, one likely cultivated in California since the 1880’s.

We used a yeast strain isolated in Barolo and immediately following alcoholic fermentation and pressing, we filled the wine into barrels for a malo-lactic conversion in wood.  It was minimally handled and racked just once during winter.  Total aging in cooperage was nine months and consisted of 27% new French oak, 13% once or twice used French oak, with the balance in fairly neutral oak.

Bottled in July 2013; 13.8% alcohol, pH 3.35 & TA 6.7 g/l 

Rich, deep and structured; with fruity aromas and flavors, a hint of vanilla, notes of berries and ripe stone fruits like cherries and plums; with a clean, well delineated and 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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