Today we begin the week with a very interesting and affordable wine, the Baccanera produced by Lo Zoccolaio.
The Baccanera is a wine made in Pedimont (the world-famous Italian region for the Barolo and Barbaresco) from a blend of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo: it has a notable body and an excellent consistency, especially in the mouth. Baccanera is aged in Barriques for 18 months, giving the wine an important and rounded tannin on the palate.
I tried the Baccanera 2011.
At the nose, perfumes of blackberries, plum, cherries in brandy, white pepper and a slight hint of hay.
On the palate, the Baccanera is fresh, quite sap and very charming.
I recommend it in combination with first courses of meat, braised meat, stews, red meat roast and medium-aged cheeses.