Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Luca Bosio Leda Truffle Hunter Barbera d'Asti, 2018

This wine is named after Valter Bosio's truffle hunter dog, who sniffs diligently around tree trunks to discover the prized mushroom that sells for several thousand dollars an ounce. Truffles are highly aromatic as well as tasty; and so is this wine.

Bright ruby. Yes, very aromatic: red berries, baking spices and almonds. Ripe fruit flavors. 
Goes down very easily. High acid, low tannin--typical of Barbera. It's probably not a wine for long-term aging, but I think it will improve over the next 12 to 18 months.

Truffle Hunter Barbera is pretty widely available, at least in the Kalamazoo area, and an excellent value at $9 to $11 a bottle

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