Terra d’Oro Barbera is opulent and delicious, yet welcoming and approachable. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and spice tease the senses and lead to a juicy palate. Intriguing flavors of black cherry match a smooth, alluring mouthfeel. Deep and harmonious, this wine has perfect acidity for pairing with almost any food. Enjoy the Barbera with tender, grilled lamb and vegetable kebabs.
Montevina Winery has grown and vinified world-class Barbera in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County since 1974 and is widely acknowledged as among California's elite producers of this classic Piedmontese varietal. We outdid ourselves with this one! Amador County's hillside vines, warm days, cool nights, and well drained decomposed granite soils create ideal conditions for the production of superlative Barbera. Here at Montevina, we farm our Barbera nearly entirely organically and focus on managing crop levels which results in extra concentrated flavors.
|Wine maker notes
|Terra d’Oro Barbera was fermented in stainless steel for a full two weeks, extracting maximum color and flavor. At Terra d’Oro, we believe that barrel aging is essential to making Barbera. For this vintage, French and Hungarian oak barrels were used in a truly international oak program. Aging in small oak barrels gently integrates toasty oak aromas and flavors with the rich, juicy fruit. This process takes time, 15 months in this case, but the seamless transition from fruit to oak is a worthy prize.
|Some say you can taste the history of a place in a glass of wine. Perhaps that’s why the wines of Montevina are brimming with such intense flavors and bold character. Spanish for “mountain vine,” Montevina brings a different altitude-and attitude-to its winemaking. Crafted at our Terra d’Oro Winery, Montevina wines reflect the soul of the Sierra Foothills. The first winery to be established following the end of Prohibition, the wines of Montevina resurrected Amador County’s legendary wine industry. Since then, we’ve been known for crafting deeply flavored, robust wines that capture the unique character of this remarkable region.
We got our start in the Sierra foothills back in 1970, picking up where Prohibition left off. Our first wines were released in 1973, and Montevina quickly became known for robust, full-bodied red wines-especially Zinfandel and Barbera-which revived interest in the historic Amador wine region.
Today Montevina owns and manages 400 acres of estate vineyards, including several notable, old-vine vineyards. Our state-of-the art winery is spectacular, and features a spacious, friendly tasting room and a beautiful vineyard-ringed patio where you can relax with a glass of wine. There’s nothing quite like escaping to Amador wine country-we hope you’ll come and visit us soon at Montevina.