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Langhe DOC Ancreus 2007 - Fabrizio Battaglino

October 11, 2011

In the winery of Fabrizio Battaglino, on the beautiful Roero hills in the province of Cuneo, is produced a really good full bodied red wine, the Langhe d.o.c. Ancreus 2007.

Ancreus is the result of a special blend made of Nebbiolo grapes (70%) and Barbera (30%). Aged in allier barrels for 12 months, it can be consumed until ten years after its production.

Ruby with garnet nuances, it has an intense fruity fragrance of cherry and soft fruits with grassy and floreal hints (violet) and percepitions of cocoa and leather due to the barrel aging.

The taste is full and well bodied, dry and with a nice sapidity and tannicity. It is quite warm (13,5 °C of alcohol).

Because of its good structure it is perfect if combined with tasty dishes based on red meat and game such as roasts, boiled meat, stewes.

This wine is also very good with simple aperitifs of cold cuts and strong cheese, fresh pasta with meat or game sauce, cheese fondue with truffle.

It has to be served at 18 °C and breathed for half an hour to help the release of fragrances.