The Barbera grape gives wines with high acidity and soft tannins. This wine from the Piedmont has a dense deep red colour and is a very good illustration. The nose has plenty of dark fruit, some autumn leaves and spices. On the palate I find blue-berries and other dark berries. It is quite full-bodied with a lot of extract. 14.5% alcohol. A distinct acidity gives it a good balance. There is also a hint or impression of sweetness in the end, perhaps coming from the alcohol or the compact fruit.
Perhaps it was in a fit of exuberance that I served it with a Saturday evening lasagne, but it was perfect with the well-aged parmesan cheese. Should also be perfect to Easter time lamb chops on the grill. Price around 20 euro.
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