“Melia” Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC, Sergio Molino (2017) - Piemonte
Grape : Barbera.
An excellent Barbera that manages to be serious and yet immensely pleasurable. Tannic for this variety but not oppressively so. Saturated dark fruit flavors with a twist of citrus that adds considerable interest. Surely even better down the road but just splendid as it is now. An endless generator of interesting new nuances and complexity.
Food Pairing : rich dark meats, mushrooms, herbs, herbaceous cheeses like blue cheese, higher tannin foods like root vegetables & braised greens. The idea here is that the bright acidity in the wine will make a rich fatty or high tannin dish complete.