Enrico Serafino Barbera D’Asti DOCG: Wine Man Pick: BIN END

December 3, 2012
Enrico Serafino Barbera D'Asti DOCG

This is the most interesting food friendly sub ¥130 wine in Shanghai. More refined & interesting than anything costing ¥40-60 more, from both the old and new world. Astonishing. We have been ‘testing’ this wine every month now for 2 years: ~25 bottles. It’s ‘that good’. Intense violet colour, typical perfumes of cherries. Intense & rich nose. Lashings of bright acid. Pizza-Pasta partner perfection. And NOW the 2011 vintage has settled down nicely into a sublime experience: Yippee!

Price: ¥160

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Pio Cesare Barbera D’Alba: New Wine

February 27, 2015
 Pio Cesare Barbera D'Alba

Comes from Piedmont, not strictly ‘the Barolo area’ though that famous wine is from the locale. Also Barbera from Asti has a generally higher pedigree across like for like producers, so look out for that where you can. Incidentally, you should be pairing this with PIZZA. Red Sauce Pasta. BBQ might work well. Barbera loves tomato based food and any selection of cold and cooked meats from the deli. Think Italian food and you are in heaven.

Price: ¥276

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