Red

2011 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia

Barbera

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Barbera d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • EhrlichDY Likes this wine:

    February 13, 2022 - Popped and poured and paired with lasagna which was perfect. The fruit is dialed down since my last bottle several years ago and earthy and floral notes have emerged. The acid is still present keeping everything in good balance. Nice detail and complexity for a humble Barbera which I attribute to the terroir and winemaking. Fully mature for my palate.

  • ogres3 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 18, 2022 - We both really liked this wine. Spent several days in d'Alba, so may be biased. Full-bodied, deep dark red and blue fruit, integrated, coats the entire mouth, good finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • drwine2001 wrote:

    December 1, 2021 - Inky, dark center. Pine needles and sun-dried tomatoes. Medium weight, great acidity, earth, and tart cherries. Just wonderfully wild, unbridled wine. Each sip is a dynamic delight, and it should reach its 20th birthday in fine form. The "ne plus ultra" for this varietal.

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  • Eric Guido Likes this wine:

    October 13, 2021 - How is it possible that I've gone through five bottles from a six-pack case, and yet this Barbera is still so lively and fresh? The 2011 Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia is more backward than expected, as sweet tobacco and lavender waft up from the glass with a dusty display of black cherries, cocoa and cedar at the core. It's fleshy, juicy even with saline-tinged red currants offset by nuances of sour citrus, further enlivened by the varieties inherent acidity, yet the expression is full of tension and poise. Lip smacking and tart, like biting into a raspberry that's not quite ready for it's drupelets to burst, this leaves hints of sage, licorice and hard red candies to linger on and on. Where do we go from here? It's hard to say, yet the 2011 has energy to burn and enough primary fruit to keep pace for at least the next ten years. Bravo Giacomo Conterno!

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  • Fredybeans Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 12, 2021 - Robe noire
    Nez prune et terre humide
    Bouche précise ample tanins suaves et précis
    Peut encore attendre

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giacomo Conterno
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cascina Francia
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba
  • UPC Codes 811994010599, 886165000372

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 645 (55%)
  • Consumed 521 (45%)

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