A new project for Sebaste which was released first in 2015, thus this is their third vintage produced. Here we are in the village of Vinchio in the area of Monghisio, one between the most esteemed areas for Barbera. The soil is sandy in the first 40-50 cm then transitions to tuff, so it bears excellent characteristics of the Barbera grape. This vintage is a mix of 60-70-year-old plants blended with some newer plantings with the newer ones are clonal selections for highest quality and lowest yields. This is dark and dense revealing loads of class and an alluring bouquet of deep raspberry, leather, hints of underbrush and a smattering of brown tobacco. With time indications of minerality emerge.
Lovely balance with delicious fruit, soft tannin and an accent of acidity make this a terrific food wine. I find the tonneaux treatment particularly attractive as it adds an excellent amount of tannin for midterm cellaring, while not overdoing the toast aspect. A fine bottling in the $25 price range, this is a not to be missed baller bottling. Seriously delicious!
Drink now-2027

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