In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Edward Ruiz, Cezar Kusik, and Bartholomew Broadbent convene at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Incanto, to taste and discuss Piedmont Reds.
Wine: Volpi Barbera d'Asti "Vobis Tua" 2005 ($12.99)
Varietal: 100% Barbera D'Asti from the Monferrato area
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Wine Notes: "Vobis Tua" means "As you like it" in Latin. Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 3 months, then 8 months in French oak "barriques", the wine has intense ruby red color, sweet nose of strawberry, cherry and red currant, with spice scents. The taste is rounded, fruity, grapey and extremely rich. Robert Parker described it as "a stunning value; this surprisingly mouth filling Barbera is a steal!".
Accompaniment: Braised meats, hearty soups and risotto.
Edward Ruiz, Wine Director at San Francisco's Incanto Restaurant.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.
Location: Incanto Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Situated in the heart of one of San Francisco's most charming residential neighborhoods, Incanto's rustic Italian setting, with its handcrafted stone, antique brick and woodwork, 16th century Latin parchments, and private dining room dedicated to poet Dante Alighieri, provides a uniquely warm and inviting dining environment.
Incanto's daily-changing menu honors old-world traditions including house-cured meats, unusual regional pastas, fresh local seafood and a commitment to sustainably grown and harvested produce. Incanto's award-winning wine program features one of the most diverse Italian wine lists in the United States and an ever-changing lineup of more than twenty wines by the glass, half-glass, half-liter, and flight.