If you want to impress your friends at dinner with a very good piedmontese red wine, then taste Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2009 from Manera wine farm in Alba (Cuneo).
Barbera grapes mainly grow in Piedmont, Lombardia and Emilia Romagna. This wine has always been considered as a table wine for its “drinkable” qualities but today it can be proud of its great success due to an improvement in the winemaking techniques.
Vinified in purity (only using Barbera grapes), it has to be aged one year in oak barrels and the next six months aging in bottles. Its high alcohol level (14.5 degrees) allows it to be easily combined with tasty dishes based on red meat and well aged cold cuts and cheese.
Intense ruby red in colour with light garnet nuances, it runs thick in the glass.
The bouquet is intense, ethereal and slightly fruity (cherry and blackberry). The spices, due to the aging in barrels, are evident and reminds of cocoa, liquorice and tobacco.
The taste is dry, strong and warm. The acidity level, typical of Barbera grapes, is well balanced with the tannic and alcoholic components. It presents a pleasant and persistent bitter ending.
Serve it, after decantation, at the temperature of 18-20 degrees and taste this elegant Barbera with rich dishes based on red meat and game, strong cheese and cold cuts.
Joe, torinese D.o.c., annata 1981, si appassiona fin da giovanissima
alle gioie del palato scoprendo, grazie ai nonni, il buon vino e la cucina della sua terra.
Amante della buona compagnia, preferisce coltivare ed intrattenere i suoi affetti intorno ad una tavola sostanziosa, che sia quella della piola o dell'osteria più raffinata oppure, meglio ancora, se di casa propria.
Si diletta volentieri in cucina, sperimentando sempre nuovi e originali accostamenti enogastronomici.
Nel 2006, data la profonda passione per la Vitis Vinifera e la sua linfa, decide di diventare un Sommelier presso l'Associazione
F.i.s.a.r., in parole povere, beve e studia per quasi due anni fino al conseguimento del diploma finale, ottenuto fieramente in seguito a lunghe ed estenuanti degustazioni.
Joe is from Turin, Italy. She started loving good wine and food since she was very young, discovering the joys of the palate, thanks to her grandparents.
She has always liked entertaining friends and her loved ones around a well stocked table, full of delicious dishes.
She is pretty happy in the kitchen as she likes trying new and original eno-gastonomical pairings.
In 2006, due to her deep love for wines, she became a Sommelier (wine taster) with the "F.i.s.a.r". association.
In short, she studied hard and drank wines for two years in a row until she got the final diploma, obtained after long and exhausting tastings.
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