Full Review

Ricossa

Ricossa
2016 Nebbiolo, Barbaresco DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barbaresco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34

Ricossa
2016 Nebbiolo, Barbaresco DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barbaresco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.2%
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of rose hips, persimmon, mandarin zest, candied ginger, and peony blossom with a tannic, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of fennel seed, cacao nib, and black tea with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rock solid Barbaresco that delivers intense aromatics and ready-to-drink style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Old World
Aroma Aroma: rose hips, persimmon, mandarin zest, candied ginger, and peony blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fennel seed, cacao nib, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid Barbaresco that delivers intense aromatics and ready-to-drink style.

The Producer

Ricossa S.R.L.

The Producer
Tenuta Cà dei Mandorli
Strada Bogliona, 15
Castel Boglione, Asti, 14040
Italy
39 -0141 175 0071

Piedmont Barbaresco

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Barbaresco, a 100% Nebbiolo,produced from three communes east of Alba, is too often seen as the “little sister” to Barolo, another Piemontese red made solely from Nebbiolo, but it is a great wine in its own right. Medium-full with rich tannins, Barbaresco tends to be more a bit lighter on the palate than Barolo, making it more drinkable at an earlier age. This means that Barbaresco is often a value as compared to Barolo and is often 20%-30% less expensive, despite only one-third the total output of Barolo. All in all, this is a rich, multi-layered red wine that offers tremendous finesse and elegance; top examples age well for two or three decades.

Pair Barbaresco with beef, veal, pork, lighter game and aged cheeses.