Friday October 23, 2020

3 wines to try, buy and put by

A grippy northern Italian red, an intriguing white from Spain and a dark and intense Portuguese star.

7th April, 2012
Ascheri Barbera d'Alba DOC 2009.


For a thousand years in north-west Italy, Barolo and Amarone were famed for their sweet red dessert wines - Recioto in Valpolicella and sweet red late harvest wines in Piedmont. The area is now famed for the Nebbiolo grape and its extracted, heavyweight wines that absorb plenty of oak, but there is another grape in the region, called Barbera, which is being overlooked. It is grippy, medium bodied and full of fresh, bright...

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