1999 Azienda Agricola Trinchero Barnera d'Asti "Vigna del Noce" Piedmont Italy
Suggested retail price $34-$37
Distributed by Polaner Selections in NYC
Yesterday, before leaving the store, I had the enjoyable pleasure to taste a great 1999 Barbera d'Asti from Trinchero (not to be mistaken with Trinchero winery in Napa Valley).
Great nose, very attractive and expressive, with aromas of ripe dark cherry, figs, truffle, mushroom, animal, forest floor, somewhat old prune liquor, leather, stony minerality, and hints of smoke and tar. The palate is very polished, earthy, juicy, with layers of the same type of flavors with more smokey, earthy tones intermingled with dark berry and spice accents. Following the juicy attack and the expanding mid-palate, the long finish possesses dark, earthy, dry tannins and more smoke, mineral, earthy and animal attitude. Very enjoyable wine. Lovely venison, wild boar, forest animal will pair fantastically with this wine.
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