Category Archives: Tasting Notes

When Barbera Meets Syrah: 2012 Mompertone

Barbera is one of the two signature grapes of Piedmont together with Nebbiolo. It is the grape variety behind Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Barbera d’Alba DOC and also found in a number of other Piedmontese wines. It is known for its natural high acidity and cherry flavors. 

Syrah is the star of the Northern Rhone Valley and the national grape of Australia. Syrah can produce complex, spicy wines with a typical aroma of plums. In today’s article, I introduce to you a wine in which these two distinct grapes meet. 

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Nahe wine region

Delicious Spring Wine: 2013 Fuchs-Jacobus Alte Reben Spätlese Nahe

With the temperatures steadily rising, a glass or two of white wine makes any day better. In today’s post Vino in Love has a delicious dry Riesling Spätlese from a small winery from Nahe, a relatively small wine region in Rhineland-Palatinate with about 4000 hectares of vineyards. It takes its name from the River Nahe, a left tributary to the Rhine, and is probably best known for its Rieslings which find excellent growing conditions on the predominantly volcanic soil.

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