The Paolo Conterno 2018 Barbera d'Asti Bricco sees fruit sourced from various vineyard sites in the Asti area, all characterized by silt and clay soils. These conditions help to create richer density and concentration. This Barbera is packed tight with dark fruit, blackberry and black cherry confit. Any heaviness is broken up by the natural acidity of the grape. The wine goes into oak barrel for 12 months before its 17,000-bottle release.
89 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)
There are no edges to this supple red, setting the stage for blackberry, black currant and tar flavors. Balanced and focused, it leaves a mouthwatering impression. Drink now. 1,400 cases made, 450 cases imported.
89 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Dec 2020)