2011Castello di Neive Barbaresco

One of Italy’s legendary wines is a Barolo. They are made from the Nebbiolo grape. Barolos are big, bold, expressive and complex … but they are also expensive. Barbarescos are also made from the Nebbiolo grape. I call Barbarescos a poor man’s Barolo 🙂 This one is in the general list at the LCBO and has been good for quite a while now. This one is deep garnet in color with a nose of dark cherries. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild black cherries to match the nose along with some dried fruit notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth velvety tannins along with some nice dryness. The complexity in this wine is very nice. The fruit is a bit on the milder side but still good. I would give it an 88-89

From the LCBO web site:
Castello di Neive Barbaresco DOCG — LCBO#: 160143
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm Clear garnet colour; cherry, leather, spice and toasty oak aromas; dry, full-bodied, slightly firm, yet well balanced with red fruit flavour and fine tannins. $19.90
Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: Italy By: Castello Di Neive Azienda Agricola Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra DryStyle: Full-bodied & Firm

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