Crafted from Barbera grown cheek-by-jowel with the Nebbiolo that makes some of the world’s most renowned Barolos, this Barbera is destined to be special. From the initial stirring perfume, the wine has you. It’s a gentle embrace that grows as the delineated scents of dark fruit, anise, tar, and smoke swirl and evolve. As the wine intensifies, its hold becomes a firm grasp, and Cascina Francia delivers its hallmark tar, smoke, and minerality. The 2010 vintage is marked by cooler temperatures and more rain than some previous years in the Langhe; however, much depends on where and how the individual vineyards are situated. Cascina Francia’s Serralugna d’Alba vineyard show it how it’s done. Vibrant, powerful, intense and delicious, this Barbara will keep you happy as your Giacomo Conterno Barolos mature.