2019 Violetta, Barbera d’Asti (RT88) Ruby with a purple cast, the 2019 Violetta is blue fruit dominated with hints of purple flowers and new saddle leather. Its marked acidity is even evident on the bouquet. The palate shows slightly under-ripe fruit as the acidity shines proudly, making this a wine to pair with fatty, cream sauce dishes. I find it a bit unbalanced as soft tannins create the impression of an early drinker with little to be had from even modest cellaring. Drink now-2025