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Giacomo Borgogno Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2007 (Italy)

Rating
92.00
Year
2007
Food Pairing
Truffled risotto, grilled sausages or roasted meats
Price
$19.95

If Barolo and Barbaresco are the king and queen of Italy's Piedmont region, barbera, based on the grape of the same name, is the blue-collar red. But there's regal blood in this outstanding example from Borgogno. Medium full–bodied and juicy, it's exceptionally ripe, with fresh berries and violet and a tamer acid bite than most barberas. Suitable for truffled risotto, it would also match well with grilled sausages or roasted meats. Available in Ontario.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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