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Ricossa

Ricossa
2020 Appassimento, Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21

Ricossa
2020 Appassimento, Barbera, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Piedmont Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1.7%
Dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry granita, violet petal tea, and caramel truffle with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of caramelized mushrooms and prosciutto with no oak flavor. A luscious Barbera with rich raspberry notes that finishes with to-die-for savory character akin to cured meats; excellent with a salumi plate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raspberry granita, violet petal tea, and caramel truffle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramelized mushrooms and prosciutto
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luscious Barbera with rich raspberry notes that finishes with to-die-for savory character akin to cured meats; excellent with a salumi plate.

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.