88 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2007
($17; aged in older barriques and botti Moderately saturated medium red. Black cherry, licorice, fresh herbs and a floral nuance on the nose. Then sweet and sappy in the mouth, with good acid spine to support the red berry liqueur flavors. Supple but brisk wine, finishing quite firm.
85 Points | Wine Spectator
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Piedmont may be famous for its Nebbiolo-based wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, but the inhabitants of this region in Northwest Italy don't drink these big, tannic wines on an everyday basis. When it comes to a weekday dinner's accompaniment, they usually turn to Barbera (when not drinking the other everyday wine of the region, Dolcetto.) With this in mind, it's no surprise that...
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