Off Topic: Prunotto Barbera d’Alba 2011
L and I went to Fratelli for dinner with her godparents and another couple from Australia. Old friends of hers and her parents. We had a lovely time. The food was great.
I shared this bottle of Barbera with the fellas:
Prunotto Barbera d’Alba, made from 100% Barbera, from vineyards in the townships of Barbaresco, Treiso, Alba and Barolo of predominantly sand and clay-based soils. Barbera is famous for its cherry-like tang and strong acidity, but sees some oak aging and 100% MLF.
This wine was ruby red in color with purple highlights. Bouquet of oak and spice mixing with cherries, cured meat and earth.
Smoky to taste, and with deep richness, there are nice fresh flavours of cherry, choc and plums with very fine dusty tannins giving structure and pleasing grip.
Yum! VG 4