Pico Maccario Barbera d'Asti Lavignone 2015
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Pico Maccario is a Barbera specialist located in the town of Mombaruzzo in the heart of Piedmont’s Barbera d’Asti DOCG. Brothers Pico and Vitaliano created the Pico Maccario brand in 1997 following four generations of selling the family grapes to other producers. Pico Maccario, the eldest brother, devotes himself to the production of the wine while Vitaliano handles the commercial aspects of the business. 8000 rose bushes planted at the end of each vine row are both the symbol of the winery as well as a traditional indicator of vine-threatening diseases. Pico Maccario’s winemaking style is to respect the true varietal character of Barbera, delivering wines with focused, clean aromas, and balanced, pleasant acidity. These are very complete Barberas, that are as versatile and enjoyable, as rich and satisfying, in pure Piemontese tradition.
We tasted and loved the Barbera d'Asti Lavignone which is a bright and aromatic wine with aromas and flavors of red cherries, violets and wild herbs. Soft tannins and a moderate level of alcohol and medium weight make Lavignone an ideal wine for immediate enjoyment. It can be served at room-temperature or slightly chilled and with a wide range of foods. With its soft tannins and moderate weight, Lavignone can be paired with many different dishes, even with fusion preparations, but it shines with roasted poultry and cheeses. The wine’s earthy flavors will nicely accent any dish containing herbs and mushrooms. Served slightly chilled, it can also be paired with spicy foods such as barbeque or Indian curry.