La Gemella Barbera d’Alba DOC



100% Barbera


Piedmont, Italy


La Gemella Barbera d’Alba DOC

Meaning “twin,” La Gemella was created to honor the winemaker’s mother, Maria, who is a twin herself and a lover of Barbera. Expressive floral tones of wild rose, fresh berries and crushed mineral. Full-bodied layers of blueberry, licorice, and earth are perfectly balanced. A vibrancy of acid, silky tannins, and lengthy finish contribute to the outstanding quality. Aged for 1 year in tini and bottle. Will offer ideal drinking over the next 2-3 years.



James Suckling - 90 pts

Deep brambly fruit with some black beans, coffee, geraniums and cherry liquor. Juicy and bright on the medium-bodied palate, showing linear and silky tannins and a fruity finish.

J. Suckling, Oct. 2022

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Dark and rich, yet fluid, offering blackberry, boysenberry, plum and violet flavors. Supple and harmonious, leaving a mouthwatering finish.

B. Sanderson, June 2023


James Suckling - 91 pts

Lots of blueberries and plums with some burnt orange. It’s medium-bodied with juicy fruit, and fresh, firm tannins.

J. Suckling, July 2020


James Suckling - 90

A plush Barbera d’Alba with loads of elderberry compote and dark-cherry essence. Despite the initial suggestion of exuberabce, some firm tannins and attractive acidity hold this together nicely on the palare. Drink now.

J. Suckling, 6/1/19


James Suckling - 91

Like the tar and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, round and lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Creamy texture, too. Drink now.

J. Suckling 6/1/19


James Suckling - 90 pts

A smoky Barbera with blackberries, morello cherries and treacle. Full body, high acidity and an essence -like finish. Drink now.

James Suckling, October 2017

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

A pure, succulent style, bursting with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and black pepper notes. Show fine harmony and a lingering aftertaste of black fruit. Drink now through 2021.

B. Sanderson, December 2017


Wine Spectator - 88 pts

A vibrant, juicy style, delivering pure cherry and raspberry fruit augmented by sage and black pepper notes. Shows grip and a lingering woodsy finish. Drink now through 2017.

B. Sanderson, November 2014
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