Recommended Vol. 26 No. 01 Wine

Riva Leone Barbaresco DOCG 2017

Riva Leone Barbaresco

This delicious wine is 100% Nebbiolo, sourced from vineyards in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is aged for a minimum of two years in oak, of which one year is in French and American oak barrels. 

Nose:  Red fruit, cherry, spice, a touch of rose petals, and earth
Palate:  Tart black cherry, red plum, pomegranate, berries, spice, and fennel. It is beautifully balanced with soft tannins and a long finish.
Alcohol:  14%
SRP:  $25
Pairings: Roasted meat, fowl, seared tuna, risotto, hearty stews, or aged cheese.

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