This beautiful wine, created by the Gigi Rosso winery, hails from Barber d’Alba region and uses Barbera grapes. Barberan wines are known for being full-bodied, deep colors, and low tannins. Expect sweetness that will be cut through - like a hot knife through butter - by high acidity.
As was stated above, this wine is bold in flavor. It is sure to take the drinker’s breath away at first sip. It is a smooth, syrupy wine - this being further enhanced by the low tannins. However, contrary to what the wine would tell you, it is quite dry; and due to the high acidity, it is a very refreshing, fruity wine. To the eye: you will be greeted with a dark ruby red color that shows purple in different lights. On the nose: the unmistakable scent of alcohol is first noticeable but pleasantly, almost wistfully, played with by subtle notes of dark fruit, such as plum and blackcurrant. On the palate: full-bodied and rich, notes of sour cherries, blackcurrant, redcurrant, and oak are quite noticeable. Afterthoughts of tobacco and black pepper can also be detected. It has a long, pleasant finish and will leave you satisfied after each sip.
Enjoy this wine with a classic all’amatriciana. This beautiful sauce has a little spiciness to it with the red pepper flakes. Utilizing guanciale, beautiful canned roma tomatoes, tomato paste, red pepper flakes, pecorino romano, and in some cases, onion. Serve with bucatini.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.