From one of the best Co-Ops making wine anywhere in the world, this is their base level Barbaresco. And, as they seem to do a few times every decade, they nailed it in 2016. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with cherries, spices, forest floor and slight mint. On the palate, this has a lovely lush texture. Great acidity. Tons of energy. Explodes on the palate with cherries, some raspberries with underlying dry forest floor. Long finish. Delicious. The tannins are firm but manageable. This will get better for the next five to ten years but is so good now, and given the price, worth drinking young as well as mature. It should drink well for the next twenty years. Great on its own, it works better with food. Pasta, pizza but also a steak or roast. Versatile.