16 Feb Barbaresco Tasting this Saturday!
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Right next door to Barolo in Piedmont is Barbaresco, and like Barolo, the ONLY grape that can be labeled Barbaresco is Nebbiolo. While the grape is the same, and the winemaking philosophies similar, the wines of Barbaresco are just a little lighter, and a little more approachable when young. Come taste four versions this Saturday with Eric Reed Of Ionia Atlantic Imports. We’ll also have two whites to be announced in our next email!
2011 Orlando Abrigo Murazzano Barbaresco, Piedmont
On Sale $39.99
Beautiful aromas of plum, black cherry and flower. This full-bodied red shows a wonderful depth of fruit and ripe tannins that last for minutes. Very impressive. Better in 2016.
94 Points, James Suckling
2011 Orlando Abrigo Montersino Barbaresco, Piedmont
On Sale $54.99
A Barbaresco with decadent, rich fruit character on the nose. Very spicy. It show a full body, velvety tannins and layers of fruit and citrus acidity. Lots of licorice character to this. Better in 2016.
93 Points, James Suckling
2011 Cigliuti Barbaresco “Vie Erte,” Pidemont
On Sale $47.99
Freshly cut flowers, mint, pine, crushed rocks and small red berries lift from the glass in the 2011 Barbaresco Vie Erte. The flavors are bright and crystalline throughout. Despite the warm vintage, the Vie Erte retains gorgeous freshness and energy. There is a lot to like in this precise, mid-weight Barbaresco from Cigliuti. The Vie Erte spent 26 months in cask, quite long by today’s standards in Barbaresco, where the minimum oak requirement has come down to nine months from twelve.
93 Points, Vinous media
2011 Cigliuti Barbaresco “Serraboella,” Piedmont”
On Sale $58.99
A deep, dense Barbaresco, the 2011 Serraboella wraps around the palate with superb depth and structure. Dark red stone fruits, leather, tobacco, smoke, licorice and menthol are some of the many notes that shape in the glass. The 2011 boasts gorgeous depth and intensity from start to finish. Sweet floral and spice notes round out the super expressive finish. The 2011 should open up sooner than the 2010, but it also has more than enough denesity to drink well for many years. Overall, this is a relatively floral, delicate Barbaresco from the Serraboella district. The 2011 spent 26 months in oak, 70% tonneau and 30% in cask.
94+ Points, Vinous Media