There is a lot to like about Rosa dell Olmo Barbera d’Asti 2014. At only $5.99, it is a small fraction of the price of Rosa dell Olmo’s underwhelming $14.99 Barolo, but much more enjoyable. First of all, it’s hard to beat the price. Trader Joe’s carries more than a few wines in the $6 range, but not all of them are drinkable. This Barbera is a pleasant, everyday table wine with 12.5% ABV, so you can enjoy more than one glass, especially with pizza or just some cheese and crackers. The bottle refers to distinct “red fruit” and they’ve nailed that description.
Ruby colored, maraschino cherry, black cherry
Pair with: pizza, light pasta dishes, poultry dishes, medium aged cheeses
From the winemaker:
“An everyday and easy to drink red wine. Deep ruby red in color, with pleasant and distinct red fruit notes, it is dry and rich, and has a remarkable silky texture.”