Thursday, October 18, 2012

From the Depths to the Summit

The last bottle of wine I reported on (see below) was sad and undrinkable and most of it went down the hole in the center of the kitchen sink.  So as Monty Python used to say, "...and now for something completely different."

The something was a 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco, the introductory level wine in their range of Barbarescos.  The wine was decanted through an aerating filter while a thick slice of porchetta did its magic slowly cooking on the grill. 

Wonderful nose of flowers, cherry and tea in the wine.  Big, mouth filling wine with gripping tannin in the first sip or two.  Fruit, earth and some herbs in the taste.  An hour later the tannins had subsided a bit and this became a very welcoming and warming wine.  Just about perfect with the porchetta as the tannins and acid cut through the fattiness of pork.  Medium to full body, lots of fruit flavors, strong and lengthy finish. Close eyes and dream of Italy.

2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco.  14% alcohol and $26

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