2016 Piacevole

Barbera, the most popular varietal grown in Piedmont, is what you'll find the locals drinking there because the wine is so approachable soon after bottling. It's also just plain delicious. Vibrant red cherry, plum and licorice flavors are the focus in this shining example, with hints of leather and spice adding interest. Enjoy this delightful expression of the grape alongside a simple pasta dish to complete the Italian experience.

Recipe Pairings

Pork Rib Ragù with Polenta

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

licorice

Maraschino Cherry

plum

red fruit

leather

Region

Piedmont, Italy

Pairings

Italian Dishes

Lasagne

Pasta

Pizza

Did You Know?

Many people credit Italian immigrants for bringing Zinfandel with them to California. It actually arrived in New York, first, via Austria; in the 1820s, Zinfandel was used as a table grape and for raisins. Gold rushers brought Zinfandel cuttings wtih them to California about 25 to 30 years later, and planted them to make wine.