Sip of the Day
August 31, 2021
Day #243 of the year.
Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Barbera was one of the first wines I drank when I was beginning to understand wine as part of the food culture in Italy. In Piemonte, winemakers always said that while they drank Barolo and Barbaresco on special occasions, Barbera was on their table the most. It’s easy to see why! Juicy and vivacious with notes of red berry and a solid support of acidity, plus really reasonably priced, Barbera d’Asti can always fit the mood or the meal. Barbera d’Asti Le Orme DOCG from Michele Chiarlo is a great example of how versatile and food-friendly this grape can be. It’s the wine I’d always keep on hand, for whatever impromptu dinner with friends or an evening when I’m just feeling like sipping a good glass of red.