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Ricossa

Ricossa
2015 Ca’ dei Mandorli, Barbera, Nizza DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34.99

Ricossa
2015 Ca’ dei Mandorli, Barbera, Nizza DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of prune, black cassis, dark chocolate biscuit, vanilla bean, and spiced tea with cream with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of balsamic reduction and fig with moderate oak flavor. A bold, very fruity Barbera that will be a great pizza pairing

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: prune, black cassis, dark chocolate biscuit, vanilla bean, and spiced tea with cream
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of balsamic reduction and fig
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, very fruity Barbera that will be a great pizza pairing

The Producer

Ricossa SRL

The Producer
Tenuta Ca’ dei Mandorli
Strada Bogliona, 15

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.