vallisto barbera

barbera 2022


From grapes grown at 1,900 MASL on the western slope of Cafayate Valley, this wine will bring a beaming smile to the most miserable of faces! The nose is an explosion of beautifully pure, sweet aromas of raspberry ripple, blackberries and blueberry pie. Extensive, gentle pumping over brings very deep colour but the extraction is exceptionally well handled, making for a mid-to-full weight wine possessing a truly silky, sensuous texture, with very fine tannins and a big, open, honest, long finish. This is completely unlike any Italian Barbera you will have tasted, principally because it carries that unmistakable silkiness and heady aromatic profile that so many excellent Salta wines do, and with style and finesse. A find, a revelation, a bloody lovely wine.

93 / 100, Descorchados 2021 (2019 vintage)

92 / 100, Tim Atkin Argentina Special Report 2023 (2022 vintage)

Top 100, Wine Merchant Top 100 2020 (2018 vintage)