The 2014 Barbera d’Alba is sourced from Conterno’s famous Cascina Francia vineyard in Serralunga and is grown alongside their prestigious Nebbiolo used for their world renowned Barolo. Roberto Conterno has crafted this simply fascinating one the most compelling you will find. It instantly impresses with its deep purple color, which is followed by gorgeous aromatics of blackberries, dark cherries, violets, spices, tar, grilled herbs, wet stones and smoky nuances all taking shape. On the palate this is beautifully structured around finely polished, velvery tannins and beautifully balanced, with notable depth and striking underlying acidity, keeping it fresh and inviting through the long, juicy finish. Overall, this is a simply delicious Barbera, which is accessible now, yet has the potential to age gracefully for many years. If you are looking to experience a Barbera from one of the most prestigious vineyards in piedmont and made by one of the most famous families, then do not hesitate at the chance to taste this gem.