Leda is the name of the Bosio family's dog who has a reputation for sniffing out the prized (and expensive) truffles from the countryside.The name and the label may be cutesy, but the wine is a very good example of a young Barbera from the Piedmont area of Italy.
Beautiful bright ruby color. And beautiful scents of red raspberries, fresh and tempting. Tannins are silky and there is plenty of acidity to bring you back for sip after sip. The essence of Barbera. While the wine will keep for several years, it is not a wine for aging.
Truffle Hunter Barbera is now available from D&W in Kalamazoo for $10 to $12 a bottle.