An old-school Barbera, exhibiting cherry, earth, iron and almond flavors. Bright, with a lingering, tactile finish. You get tremendous value from the Paitin Barbera d'Alba Serra, which is fruity and bright but beautifully elegant as well. Barbera is known for its rich black fruit flavors and accessible personality, so it's a real treat to taste a wine that puts so much emphasis on the smaller details offered by the grape. These include tart blueberry, white cherry, exotic spice and crushed stone. There is some softness on the close, but the wine will be remembered for the linear and pristine nature of its fruit.