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Bel Colle Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nuwanda 2020


Ruby red in color, this Barbera shows ample red fruit on the nose. It has silky tannins that give it a smooth mouthfeel. The winery feels that this “easy- to-drink” wine has a freshness and approachability that makes it a great wine for even the casual wine consumer.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Barbera grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Costigliole d’Asti at 200-to-300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 25 years and they are grown on southeast and southwest facings in calcareous clay soil, at a density of about 5,000 plants per acre. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must was fermented in temperature controlled steel tanks. Skin maceration takes place over six days, assuring good color and body.

Interesting Fact
Nuwanda: “In keeping with the spirit of passionate experimentation of the Dead Poets, I’m giving up the name. From now on, call me Nuwanda”. The American Indian chiefs had themselves painted the Nuwanda symbol, a thunderbolt, on their chest to express their strength. This wine is the expression of strength and power.

Serving Hints
A great accompaniment to both red and white meats like chicken and pork, as well as an array of Italian cheeses, pasta and risotto.

Producer: Bel Colle
Region: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Composition: 100% Barbera
Total Acidity: 5.3 G/L
Residual Sugar: 5.1 G/L
pH: 3.98
Alcohol: 16%

Press Highlights

2023: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2024
2020: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2023
2017: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb 2020

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