2007 Rivetto “Zio Nando”, Barbera D’Alba DOC, Italy. 14.5%

Rivetto "Zio Nando", Barbera D'Alba 1    Rivetto "Zio Nando", Barbera D'Alba 2

 

100% Barbera grape.

Juicy, gluggable wine. Sour cherries, balsamic reduction, woody herbs. Nice dusty tannins. Has ample acidity to go well with most rustic Italian dishes. Mid weight. Bit of roast pan juices tip this more towards the savoury spectrum. Slight earthy, boot polish like aromas.

Finishes crisp, clean and leaving you wanting more. Good Barbera at this price? Bargain! Can’t remember ever having a good Barbera at this price point. Beautiful, fresh acidity.

Where’s the wood fire roasted capretto?

From Boccaccio Cellars. Approx $35.

Tasted 7th June 2013

 

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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