“Monferrato’s Scarpa,” writes one of our favorite wine bloggers, Kevin Day, author of Opening a Bottle, “has experienced a renaissance, and today, they are as good as gold in the world of Barbera.

I hemmed and hawed on whether to include their towering, iconic ‘La Bogliona’ or their jolly fun ‘I Bricchi’ for this list” of his Top 10 Wines of 2019. “Ultimately, I went with the quieter ‘I Bricchi’ because it shows such a deft and silky touch, while remaining downright amiable. And if you are looking for complexity, look no further than the abundant fruit tones of this freewheeling wine.”

Thank you Kevin for the kind words and wonderful tasting note!