2013 Massolino Italian (Piedmont) Red "Barbera d'Alba"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barbera d'Alba"
Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red
Grape blend: 100% Barbera
Region: Barbera d'Alba
State or country: Italy
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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