About This Wine
There is one commonality among all wines bearing the Tiamo label.
They’re crafted using organically grown grapes. Those grapes come from several regions of Italy, and the owners of Tiamo — the Master and Sager families — choose to deal only with the top growers of a given region.
For the 2010 Tiamo Barbera, the grapes were grown in the Oltrepo Pavese Vineyards, located in the Pavia area — near the towns of Borgo Priolo, Casteggio, Montalto Pavese and Torrazza Coste — between Genoa and Milan in Italy’s Lombardy region. It’s an area known for red winegrapes, and some of the vines in the region have been producing for more than a century.
Tiamo is Italian for “I love you,” and we think you’re going to love the Tiamo Barbera, which one member of our tasting panel describes as “the quintessential pasta wine.” It’s medium-bodied, robust, floral and fruitful — all qualities associated with grapes grown with care.
Pleasing tart cherry flavor with high acidity. Grown across Italy, most notably in the Piedmont region.
- Grape Composition:100% Barbera
- Grape Source:Provincia di Pavia IGT in Italy’s Lombardy Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Berries, Red Cherry, Pepper, Lavender, Basil and a Hint of Other Herbs
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionpasta with a tomato-based sauce, or strong cheeses.