Tuesday, March 31, 2009
ANGELO NEGRO BARBERA D'ALBA 2006
The Grade: AMAZING. The Mojo: This tiny producer in Piedmont has been introduced to the U.S. courtesy of our friends at TGIC Importers. A remarkable medium-bodied effort, the Angelo Negro Barbera d'Alba Nicolon 2006 has bright red berry and red currant aromas, with hints of spice, light-roasted coffee, garrigue and light oak. The flavors are awash with more red berries, cinnamon, nutmeg, semisweet chocolate, and hints of roasted meat. Reminding you of both an exquisite premier cru red Burgundy AND a Vacqueryas all at once, the finish goes on and on, making this a superb match for pastas, beef and pork dishes, and Brick-oven pizza. Not a lot of this is available so it's one to check out quickly.