Here’s a cheerful Montepulciano d’Abruzzo that would pair with garlic bread or cold cut appetizers. The wine boasts a defined mineral vein and loads of berry fruit on the nose. In the mouth, it is solid and firm with a touch of spice at the end.
This Barbera d’Asti Superiore offers good value with a thinner, more traditional style that puts emphasis on the liveliness of the fruit found in its bouquet and on the finish. Bright acidity is followed by a touch of smoke or toast at the very end.