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
The British call red Bordeaux wines Clarets. It's a variation on the French word clairet, a style of dark rosé wine the French exported to Britain in the 18th century.