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Ricossa

Ricossa
2019 Appassimento, Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 16.78%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Ricossa
2019 Appassimento, Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 16.78%
Rich deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry coulis, hints of licorice, shortcake, shale, and cola with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of rosemary. A fruit-forward, exuberant Barbera with big raspberry notes; very crowd-pleasing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: raspberry coulis, hints of licorice, shortcake, shale, and cola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward, exuberant Barbera with big raspberry notes; very crowd-pleasing.

The Producer

MGM Mondo del Vino SPA

The Producer
Ricossa
via Umberto I, 115
Cherry Plain, NY 12040
USA
1 0144-371600

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.