Deep ruby colored with a brownish tinge and medium viscosity tears (14.5% ABV). The nose of this wine has medium intensity aromas of red cherry, red raspberry, dried herbs, a gamy note and some licorice. The palate is dry with high acidity and low tannins, kinda crisp. The body is medium (+) and I get red fruit flavors and licorice. The gaminess returns on the back end alongside tart red cherry. It is a food-friendly wine from the Piedmont that is quite bracing in it’s acidity yet has a nice freshness to it. Made from the Barbera grape, this will pair well with rich pasta (obviously!) as well as grilled pork chops or even Moussaka. It runs $20 and gets 89 points from me making it a 4 star effort. Drink till 2027. Salut….
Felice Abbona & Figli ‘Abbona’ 2020, Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Italy
07 Friday Apr 2023