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2007 Serra Paitin Barbaresco

April 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Color, Country, Italy, Piedmont, Red

Barbaresco.  The wine in a moment, but first let’s enjoy that wonderful name. Bar bar bar is the sound the Greeks heard when they met the Medes and Persians and other strangers. They called these Βαρβαροι, hence barbarians.  (Hottentot –the name Europeans once gave to people living in southwest Africa also reflects the sound of [...]

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Massolino Barbera d’Alba 2008

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Color, Country, Italy, Piedmont, Red

The Barbera grape is the reliable workhorse of the Piedmont vineyards.  It is easy to grow (easy for us anyway, sitting down with a glass already poured) and its principal vice is a tendency to produce so much fruit that it can lose intensity.   But kept in check with pruning and planted in chalky [...]

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