This wine is named for an enterprising, entrepreneurial family that emigrated from Italy to New York in 1921 – and persevered despite threats from The Black Hand mafia. Made in a fresh, approachable, modern style, yet possessing the classic structure and finesse of wines from Northwest Italy’s sun-exposed hills of Asti, this Barbera shows delicately interwoven characters of red plum, dried cherry, leather, herbs and cranberry-like acidity. Just as the Tornambes do, enjoy this smooth red alongside pasta Bolognese, grilled meat dishes or seafood pasta in red sauce.
Recipe PairingsBraised Chicken with Tomato, Pancetta and Zinfandel
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
In 1984, British wine writer Jancis Robinson became the first person not employed as a wine broker, winemaker or sommelier to pass the Master of Wine exam. She's also one of the few to pass the rigorous exam on the first try.