Carbonara is a hearty dish, so a red natural wine would be a good choice. A light-bodied red wine would work well with the dish, as it would not overwhelm the flavors of the carbonara. A light-bodied red wine would also be a good choice if you are serving Carbonara as the main course. Another great Italian wine to pair with food is Barbera d’Asti, Barbera is a red wine grape originating from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. The name is derived from the Italian word barbera, meaning “beard”, a reference to the characteristic downy tuft growing under the skin of the grape. Barbera is believed to have been brought to the Piedmont region from Lombardy. Barbera is one of the most widely planted grapes in Italy. It is particularly popular in the Monferrato hills of the province of Asti and in the Alba area. The grape is also grown in Liguria, Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Tuscany, and Sardinia. Barbera is a high-yielding grape, capable of producing large quantities of wine with relatively little input.
The wines made from Barbera are typically fruit-forward, with soft tannins and high acidity. The grape is often used as a blending component, added to wines made from other, more full-bodied grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.Barbera is among the most popular Italian wines, such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Barolo.
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