Wine Tasting – Barbaresco Region
May 19, 2018
Have you ever heard of Barbaresco? Think of a softer and friendlier Barolo. Barbaresco is a region in Piedmont that just like Barolo produces red wines from the Nebbiolo grape. It lies to the north east of Barolo, with the town of Alba in between. There are several differences between the two areas. Barbaresco is warmer on aggregate and has a shorter growing season. The vineyards are planted on lower elevations, which tend to calm the tannins and make a wine softer. The soils are sandier which means less water retention. Less water retention means you have better polyphenolic development, which also leads to softer more readily approachable wines.
If you have never tried a Barbaresco before now is your chance as Daniela Rocca from Albino Rocca will be in the store on Saturday for a free tasting from 12-3.
We will be tasting two different vintages of Barbaresco as well as a single vineyard. There will also be a Chardonnay and a Moscato.