Barbera is the fourth most planted red wine grape in Italy and the most widely planted grape variety in Piemonte. The hills of Monferrato in Piemonte are commonly considered Barbera's native home and it's from here where the best expressions of Barbare can be found. Traditional Barbera is simple, refreshing, and fruity, and was considered Piemonte's go-to everyday wine. However, since the 1980s, Barbera has undergone quite a transformation. Lower yields, harvested fruit that is fully ripe or even over-ripe, and the introduction of small new oak barrels have turned an everyday wine into a fine wine with good ageing potential. Expect well-structured and balanced wines that are refreshingly fruity with aromas of red and black fruits, followed by flavours of plums, cherry, and blackberry.