Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mazzoni Piemonte Barbera, 2009

The Italian-American Terlato family is part of the partnership that produced this Piemonte Barbera, and the influence is apparent in the sleek tannins and sophisticated feel of the wine. Yet the grapes clearly come from well selected vineyards in the Piedmont area of Italy.
Mazzoni Barbera Piemonte, Piedmont, Italy
Medium deep, brilliant crimson. Beautiful Barbera scents of cherries, flowers and a hint of almonds. Fruit flavors are balanced by sleek tannins and bright acidity. Not as lush as a typical New World red, and, as far as I am concerned, that is a plus. The almond tones recur in the medium-long finish. The majority of the grapes for Mazzoni Piemonte Barbera come from Asti and this is apparent in the aroma/flavor profile that is more elegant and less rustic than the Barberas from Alba that are more common on the market. I like the wine but will still go back to my favorites from Barbera d'Alba.

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