Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Giacoma Bologna, Braida, Monte Bruna, Barbera d'Asti, 2005.
Now if this picture appears slightly pornographic I apologize. It's just that the wine was so delicious that we each had to lick the bottle. Sort of gross, but you know, we were in the cemetery so it seemed to make sense at the time. (The featured tongue is Kris Longley, Chef de Cuisine at the Hungry Cat.)
It's semi-modern in style. A little oak, a little fruit, a little dust, a little tannin, a little acid. It was just super well-balanced and quite complex for barbera. Peter says this is "everything he likes in Barbera." Amy (that's me) says, "Perfect for drinking outside when the weather is turing a little cool."
Peter found this at Mission Wines in South Pas for $26.99.