Three full-bodied reds to brighten your holiday table, the “killer B’s” of Italian wine:
Barbaresco: Grasso Fratelli’s 2013 San Stunet Riserva. Barbaresco is made from nebbiolo, the noble grape of Piedmont, renowned for its characteristic nose of roses, cherries and anise, its affinity for game meats and mushrooms, and its amazing longevity.
Barolo: The 2009 Vigna d’Vai Riserva from Ca’ Brusà is simply an outstanding wine, with layers of fruit and herbs enrobed with supple tannins, that captivating rustic earthy Barolo aroma, and a finish that goes on and on.
Brunello: Sasso Di Sole’s 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has an intense ruby red color and spicy aromas, and is an elegant and balanced wine with soft tannins.