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Barbaresco DOCG 2008 - Manera

January 23, 2012

From the family farm Manera we taste one of the finest wine from Piedmont and known all over the world: the Barbaresco.

Its production, only allowed in the towns of Neive, Treiso, Barbaresco and San Rocco (province of Cuneo), involves the use of Nebbiolo grapes in purity.

It’s a wine of excellent quality, structure and longevity (up to more than 10 years after bottling). It has to be aged for minimun 2 years of which 18 months in Slavonia Barrels and 6 in bottles.

Let’s taste then, after breathing, the Barbaresco D.o.c.g. 2008 from Manera Wine cellar.

Tasting notes

Red garnet in colour with slight orange nuances which will be intensified with the aging. It runs thick in the glass, showing those typical archs due to the alcohol level (14 degrees).

Its aroma is clean, full of fruity notes of small red fruit (cherry, currant, blackberry and red ripe plum). The spicy bouquet highlights vanilla, green pepper and almond notes besides delicate floreal hints (geranium).

The taste is dry, spiced and soft of a really good structure and persistency. The perfect balance among its components (sapidity, tannicity and alcohol) makes it smooth and elegant.

2008 is therefore a good year for the Barbaresco for its structure, the different aromas and the tannins, intense but pleasant at the same time.

Perfect when combined to rich and tasty meat dishes as roast, boiled, stew, braised and game in general or with strong well aged cheese.

Serve it in the right glass (baloon) at 18-20 degrees after 2/3 hours of decantation, to really appreciate it in all its qualities and complexity.

Enjoy it!