2016 Braida, Barbera d’Asti, Montebruna (RT 93) 100% Barbera grown in the Montebruna vineyard in Rocchetta Tanaro, aged for one year in large casks of 20, 35 and 55 hectoliters. Here the hue takes on a deep, dark shade of ruby, with notes of black berry, dark cherry, lavender and hints of new saddle leather lead to a lovely mouthfeel with a lovely round character, soft acidity and relatively soft tannins. This is crafted from mostly young vines and is an excellent food wine. Trading in the mid-$20s to low 30s. Drink now-2026+