The “secret” is out! It arrived in the valleys of California with the early immigrants from Italy and has not stopped flourishing in the Central Valley ever since. Maize Valley Secret Stash is made with the Barbera grape.
Once one of the most widely planted of California’s red varietals, Barbera, a native of northern Italy’s Piedmont region, has all but vanished there as a varietal-labeled wine. Who will keep the “secret”? Wine lovers who enjoy wonderful deeply-colored reds, with abundant fruit, lively acidity, refined tannins and flavors suggesting red cherries and spice. Salute!
About MV Secret Stash:
|Varietal Composition||100% Barbera|
|Barrel Aging||14 Months|
|Fermentation||50% American Oak
50% French Oak
|Fruit Source||Lodi, CA|
|Analysis||Alcohol – 12.8%
Residual Sugar – N/A
The low tannins and higher acidity of Secret Stash makes it a very flexible wine for food. It is a perfect pairing with tomato dishes like pizza and pastas with meat. It is also good with certain meats and game. Try this Maize Valley Vintner Dinner recipe: Red Wine Braised Short Ribs