Vite Colte Spezie Barbaresco DOCG Riserva 2012
- Textured, savoury
Barbaresco takes its time. If you drink one too young, the tannin just overpowers. But wait almost a decade and the wine really starts to sing. This beauty from Vite Colte has nine years of age, putting it right in that sweet spot. The fruit, expressing strawberry and black cherry, is still bright and lifted. And the pepper, cloves, leather and tea leaf behind it are perfectly in balance. This one’s ready to go, so no need to age it in the cellar (although you certainly could).
“Still an elegant, fresh Barbaresco with strawberry, tar and hazelnut aromas and flavors, in a subtle, polished package. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. This is showing really well and drinking beautiful. Racy. Really well done, especially for the vintage.”
Full price $130.00 from the producer.
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- 100% Nebbiolo
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If you’ve never plugged Piedmont into Google images then now’s the time. A northern Italian region that spoons both France and Switzerland, it’s one of the more picturesque wine regions in the world and better yet, the vinos do the dramatic backdrop justice. Piedmont wines benefit from the warmth of the Mediterranean and the chill of the Alps, and the combination of these climates means the valleys will often be shrouded in fog. Behind the fog you’ll find Piedmont’s two superstar wines: Barolo and Barbaresco. Known as the King of Wines in Italy, Barolo in particular is lauded over worldwide but really, there’s more to Piedmont than these two. Aside from juicy, tannic nebbiolo, keep an eye out for barbera, the go-to vino for many Italians.