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2013 Massolino Italian (Piedmont) Red "Barbera d'Alba"

Winery: Massolino

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barbera d'Alba"

Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red

Grape blend: 100% Barbera

Region: Barbera d'Alba

State or country: Italy

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 5, 2017

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Barbera is very Old World in style. It opens with a black olive, oak and blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balance and savory. The flavor profile is a cedar infused blackberry with notes of green olive, truffle and earl grey tea. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. I suggest pairing this Barbera with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Appearance: Deep purplish, almost impenetrable red. Bouquet: Elegant, sweet and tempting, the intense and fruity notes characteristic of Barbera emerge. Flavour: Vinous, fresh and well balanced. An easy to drink wine which is tasty and rich without being excessively binding. It is best to serve it at temperatures between 18-20° C. Excellent with rice and soup, braised or grilled red meats and medium-mature cheeses. It is also perfect for aperitifs, with appetizers and sliced meats.

Organic status: not organic

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