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Ricossa

Ricossa
2015 Appassimento, Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.3%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Ricossa
2015 Appassimento, Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.3%
Dark dusty ruby color. Fruity, jammy aromas and flavors of spiced berries and limes, chocolate hazelnuts, and sourdough toast with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of blueberry cobbler and black cherry and raspberry jam on raisin nut toast with fine, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A nice jammy, crowd-friendly Barbera that drinks a bit like a primitivo or zinfandel.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spiced berries and limes, chocolate hazelnuts, and sourdough toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blueberry cobbler and black cherry and raspberry jam on raisin nut toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lasagna, Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice jammy, crowd-friendly Barbera that drinks a bit like a primitivo or zinfandel.

The Importer

Touchstone Wines LLC

The Importer
511 Oak Ridge Dr
Redwood City, CA 94062
USA
1 831-917-1716

Their Portfolio

Piedmont Barbera

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Barbera from Piedmont is the best-known example of this wine type. The most widely planted red variety in the region, there are numerous styles produced today, from rustic and light to more powerful and age-worthy.

There are several recognized designations for Piedmont Barbera, most notably Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti. Named for the cities and surrounding zones where vineyards are situated, Barbera d'Alba tends to be more traditional in style (high acid) while Barbera d'Asti is often characterized by a riper style with less acidity; these wines often receive more small oak aging.

While there are still many examples of the rustic style of Barbera (earthy notes), the fruit-driven, ripe style of Barbera has beome popular as of late; this has also meant an increase in prices.