Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Le Orme 2016
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d'Asti|
Fragrant purple flower, baking spice and black-skinned berry aromas mingle with an earthy whiff of forest floor. On the succulent palate, supple tannins and fresh acidity balance juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and licorice. It's easy drinking and savory. Drink through 2020.
There is a serious side to this fruity red, with stiff, dusty tannins putting the brakes on the plum and cherry jam flavors. Accents of earth and chocolate add depth. Drink now through 2021. 35,000 cases made.