Araldica Barbera d'Asti 'Ceppi Storici' WAS £9.69
Almost a shop 'ever present' and still represents terrific value. Sourced from old vines this has always been a forward style of Barbera, and the new 2018 is maybe the best yet! it's dark in the glass with smokey plum, black cherry and just a hint of balsamic on the nose. The palate is likewise- full flavoured with intense black cherry and some more meaty savoury notes, chocolate and a touch of creamy oak. Very approachable, good acidity - typical of the grape, long and quite delicious and food versatile - tonight matched with a casserole of pork shoulder with tomato and vegetables.