RD - Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Superiore Vigna Cuculo 2017
"The extremely hot and torrid 2017 vegetative cycle was exemplary for Barbera, which loves heat and thrives in conditions that make other vines wilt. When conditions are warm, the natural acidity and freshness of Barbera is balanced out by a voluptuous fruit and forward character. Interestingly, these are vintages where Barbera ages best. The 2017 jumps out of the glass, all black stone fruits, black raspberry and cassis, followed by an intense freshness that keeps the sweetness balanced and lively.