Braida Montebruna Barbera D'asti 2013
A deep dark red fading on the edges. The savoury, funky aroma immediately whisks me to Europe with ‘barnyard’ muttered by several people in the room. All this and more in the palate with worn leather, mercurochrome, herbs and a slight acid bite then the fruit emerges – red fruits, cherry fruits, red and blackcurrant jubes and a peppery vibe to the firm tannin finish where all those barnyard notes disappear and the fruit wins out on the day. Fascinating wine, best accompanied with food.