The color is a lively, bright, deep ruby-red. As it ages it will acquire garnet reflections. The nose is fresh and fruity, reminiscent of blackberry and red fruit jam, and it has spicy scents of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. Its taste is full bodied and robust, with a slight touch of tartness. The woody characteristic is evident, however, it blends nicely with the other traits.
It's Organoleptic characteristics make this Barbera a great pairing with savory first courses and white or red meats. It is also an ideal companion for cheese plates and cured meats.