Castello di Neive Mattarello Barbera d'Alba DOC 2006
Tasting Colour: Very intense ruby red with tendency to garnet Nose: Very intense and complex, with a ripe berry and red fruit aroma with a hint of cocoa and Piedmontese hazelnut Taste: full body, high alcohol and acidity, well structured and balanced, with great personality Suggestion Serving temperature: 18 - 19 °C Matching foods : Sliced meats salami and ham, roast meats Potential ageing: Up to 10 years and more in the case of the best vintages
Castello di Neive comprises a 150 acres (60 hectares) estate, all in the Neive town council, in the Langhe area of the Piedmont region. Sixty-two acres (25 hectares) of the property are devoted to grape growing and all the production, which amounts to an average of 12.000 cases a year, is obtained from Castello di Neive’s own vineyards.
A very rich, earthy, smoky, tannic wine with lots of beautiful sour cherry. Nose was of sour cherry. Needs to be decanted or left open for some time -- tannins were too fierce when first opened but softened with time. Some smell of cranberries and dark berries when first opened. Note that it's very strong -- 14.5% alcohol.
Three and a half glasses
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