RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Smooth, cherry notes with slight vanilla finish, lovely and silky, paired well with grilled pork and crab pasta at Zuppa
External Reviews for Barbera d'Asti DOC
This is a very attractive oak-aged Barbera with aromas of sweet spice, bitter chocolate and loads of bright berry fruit. The wine is compact, clean and thanks to the bright acidity, it leaves your palate polished and fresh.
Damilano's 2009 Barbera d'Asti is a big, powerful wine loaded with dark fruit, minerals and spices, showing terrific balance in a full-bodied, rewarding style. This is the second release from a recently acquired parcel in Asti, where Barbera is capable of reaching greater heights than just about anywhere else. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.
Bright red-ruby. Raspberry, licorice and mocha on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Lush, sweet and fruity; in fact quite pliant and creamy for 2008 but with harmonious bright acidity keeping the wine fresh. With air, this showed an impressively penetrating quality to its red fruits but without any hardness. Finishes clean and persistent.
The 2008 Barbera d'Asti is another big, racy wine packed with fruit. A persistent vein of minerality supports the long, elegant finish. This is a terrific new wine from Damilano made from a recently-acquired vineyard in Asti. The Barbera d'Asti replaces the Barbera d'Alba, which was made from rented vineyards, and which will no longer be produced. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013.
Blueberry and strawberry on the nose, with flowers and citrus. Medium-bodied, showing tar and lemon peel notes, with dark cherry hints. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Barbera d'Asti DOC
Potato & Leek Gratin Recipe
Caramelized Shallot Butter Recipe
- Show more recipes
Potato Salad with Green Beans, Artichokes, Red Peppers & Olives Recipe
Barley & Black-Eyed Pea Salad Recipe
Luxurious Four-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese Recipe
Roasted Baby Squash, Carrots & Potatoes Recipe
Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon & Sage Recipe
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Sherry Dressing Recipe
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Best Wine Deals
Barbera Top Lists
Chateau Gromel Bel-Air (2011)Listed
Vintjs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (2012)Reviewed
Fonseca Porto 10 Year Old Tawny (2013)Reviewed
Laraia Gavi (2008)Wishlisted
Jasci Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (2011)Wishlisted
What have you bought lately?Replied
All about OakReplied
Licor Legui (NV)Listed
Della Robbia Rosso Semi-SweetRated