The very attractively-priced 2016 Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo sees fruit sourced from the Monferrato area between the town of Asti and the city of Turin. These vineyards are planted on the foothills of the Italian Alps and they see warm air from the heat that rises from the plains below. This helps to put the breaks on some of grape's naturally high acidity. The wine offers plump cherry flavors followed by moist earth and forest floor. It is aged in barrique for six months. Part of the Piemonte DOC appellation, it would be impossible to work within these price parameters in the more expensive Langhe wine region.