2013GiovanniRossoBarbera2013 Giovanni Rosso, Barbera d’ Alba DOC, Donna Margherita, Piedmonte, Italy.
The Giovanni Rosso Barbera Donna Margherita is a pretty and stylish effort with surprising depth and length for this difficult vintage, if you are buying 2013 Barbera, then you will want to check this one out, one of the finest efforts I’ve tasted for the year. Davide Rosso is doing some fabulous work here and his lineup is amazingly strong from Barbera to Barolo, he is a guy to watch, and if you’ve not tried his wines, it is time! The latest Donna Margherita Babera d’ Alba is darkly hued, brightly flavored and subtly spicy. The nose features sweet fruity notes, floral elements with hints of mineral and herbs leading to a fresh mouth full of blackberry, plum and tangy currant along with mint, mix spices, cedar and anise, the finish shows fine tannins and lingering fruit essences. Drinking superb right now, best over the next few years, 2015 to 2017.
($24 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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