Many of you readers have probably heard of and tried wines from the Italian wine region Piemonte. Most famous wines are Barolo and Barbaresco which uses the famous grape Nebbiolo. Prices, especially for Barolo wines, is discouraging in many cases. It is therefore gratifying to try wines from the district Barbera d’Alba that is located in the same geographic area. In the soft hilly landscape grows the red wine grape Barbera with great success. The area has undergone a minor wine revolution where modern methods now are used in a very successful way. The grape gives powerful wines with balanced tannins that make it perfect as great food wine. And even though the wines are very storable, they are also available much earlier, especially compared to the cousin Barolo.
Pelissero Piani 2010 from Barbera d’Alba for 19 Euros
Mozartish scent with a sweet symphony of wild berry, licorice, violets, cherry and vanilla. In addition, a silky palate with lovely aromas of licorice, raspberry, violets, cocoa and vanilla! A wine from a top producer to a budget price, highly recommended to spring lamb and / or a cheese board.