Last week was the annual Barbera tasting in Costigliole d'Asti. We decided to go on the "Trade Day" which was Monday, which we always prefer for a couple of reasons. It' s normally less crowded, self service and it's fun to taste with other restauranteurs and winemakers.
We went together with our friend Ornella, owner-winemaker of Pelissero Pasquale in Neive. For us it was a great opportunity to taste 100+ Barberas with a winemaker who grew up with these wines and compare her thoughts to ours.
Also at the tasting was our friend Sebastiano, owner of La Crota, a restaurant and wine shop in Calosso AT.
After tasting all the Barbera we wanted to, we realized there was a grappa tasting in the next room. More alcohol, just what we needed!
Different shades of grappa.
Some of our favorites from the tasting were Elio Perrone Mongovone Barbera d'Asit, Sciorio Barbera d'Asti Riserva II, Cascina Garintina Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza and Stella Barbera d'Asti Bricco Fubine and many more but too many to name!
One last taste!