The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Superiore Donna Elena is a wine of class and distinction. Lavendar, spice, menthol, licorice and hard candy are all beautifully delineated in a vibrant Barbera that pulses with real energy. This is very pretty and well done.
|Appellation||Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore|
|Producer||Cascina delle Rose|
|Characteristics||Intense ruby red, deep and brilliant. Bold and delicious, this opens with earthy aromas of mature black-skinned fruit, truffle, scorched earth and a whiff of game. The savory, full-bodied palate doles out juicy black cherry, blackberry, licorice, and spices alongside bright acidity and refined tannins. Impressive finesse and elegance, remarkable minerality with a long persistent finish. Classic and outstanding vintage, worth the long term ageing.|
|Pairing||Goes well with red meat, medium seasoned cheeses and fish.|