My kids really like pasta and we eat it a lot. A bit too frequently for me, truth be told, but thankfully I have Pietro Arditi’s ripe, savory Barbera to wash it all down. It’s at home accompanying both meaty tomato-based sauces and simple cacio e pepe alike.
|Appellation:||Barbera del Monferrato|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 2000, 2005, 4 ha|
|Aging:||Aged 3 months in bottle before release|
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
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