2017 Franco Amoroso Barbaresco
2017 Franco Amoroso Barbaresco, Red wine from Barbaresco,Italy
2017 Franco Amoroso Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo; indigenous to the Northwest area of Piedmont. What a great price for a Barbaresco! Family run winery producing a fantastic wine here with elements of roses, dark red fruit and a hint of dried herbs and earth. Great bottle to have with any traditional Italian fare or cheese!
James Suckling 92 points – The wet-earth and cedar character is quite endearing as it sits well with the overtones of blueberries, fresh herbs and spices. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a chewy finish. Shows good length and complexity. Drink in 2021.
Barbaresco is one of the great wines of the Piedmont region in northwestern Italy. Historically it was called Nebbiolo di Barbaresco (Nebbiolo being the grape it’s made from) and was used by the Austrian General Melas to celebrate his victory over the French in 1799. Only in the middle of the 19th Century was the wine we know today vinified into a dry style.
Nebbiolo is the grape variety behind the top-quality red wines of Piedmont, northwestern Italy, the most notable of which are Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo wines are distinguished by their strong tannins, high acidity and distinctive scent – often described as “tar and roses”. A less obvious characteristic, visible only over time, is their tendency to lose color. Within just a few years of vintage, most Nebbiolo wines begin fading from deep, violet-tinged ruby to a beautiful brick orange.