Opici Family Distributing of Connecticut added to two of its prominent Italian wine brands with Alverdi Piemonte DOC Barbera and Cesari Justo IGT, a Veronese red blend. Alverdi, best known for its Pinot Grigio, is the brand’s first DOC-appellated wine with the Piemonte Barbera. The wine is fruit-forward in style, with notes of cherry and blackberry and rustic characteristics on the finish. The label will share the same unique and modern design as the rest of the Alverdi portfolio, but it features a purple hue to pay homage to the deep, dark colors often found in Barbera grapes. Famed Verona producer Cesari introduced Justo, a blend of the native Italian grape Corvina and Merlot. The name “Justo” is a blend of two words, the English word “just” and the Italian word “giusto” meaning “right,” with Justo loosely translated to “just right.” The wine is an appassimento-style wine, with the grapes being dried for roughly 20 days before being pressed. This shortened drying period creates a wine that is elegant yet powerful and creates a balance that is just right. The label showcases the combination of the two words along with a rendering of the grapes as they move through the drying process.