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Bombino, Barbera and Brachetto: Killer B’s for summer ’09.
Anyone who’s ever attended our Killer B’s tasting class will be familiar with the mighty Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello. But they’re hardly the ideal wines for a warm July, which is why we’ve put together the perfect list of Killer B’s for summer! Bombino, Barbera and Brachetto may not be as revered as their heavier counterparts, but these diverse grapes are no less important within the Italian wine spectrum. Join the swarm of wine lovers at Vino this afternoon as we taste three of our favorites!
Bombino Bianco Marese 2008 Rivera
Bombino Bianco is a white grape variety predominantly found in Puglia and other regions in Southern Italy. Though it is often used as a blending grape, the De Corato family of the Rivera winery set about creating a monovarietal Bombino wine using ultra-ripened fruit. The result is a refreshing and complex mix of rich fragrances and crisp acidity.
Barbera d’Asti 2007 Luca Ferraris
Barbera is one of the oldest wines of Piemonte, where it continues to regularly outsell the more esteemed Barolo and Barbaresco. This is due to its impressive quality to affordability ratio, a tradition continued by Luca Ferraris, a young winemaker from Monferrato who produces wines in a classic style. This single vineyard Barbera d’Asti is one of Vino’s best value bottles.
Brachetto d’Acqui 2007 Braida
Brachetto is a red grape from Piemonte famous for its popular dessert wine. Sweet, sparkling and low in alcohol, Brachetto d’Acqui conjures aromas of strawberries and fruits of the forest. Produced by renowned winemaker Giacomo Bologna, Braida‘s 375ml bottles of Brachetto are ideal for an intimate summer celebration!
SUMMER KILLER B’s
Thursday, July 9th
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