Friday, February 19, 2010
Dante Rivetti Mara Barbera d'Alba 2007 DOC Piedmont
From Bricco di Neive in Piemonte, this Barbera is sourced from a single vineyard. Many of the best regional producers like Gaja and Bruno Giacosa often source from this very same hillside.
It's medium-body belies it's fleshy and sexy textures. Aromas of red cherries and plums paired with multi-layered flavors of dried herbs, chocolate. Following the curves into a resinous, brambly, blackberry & raspberry jam, white pepper on the back end and showing soft tannins with very bright acidity.
Bought this bottle for $18 at Maslow 6.