A brilliantly crafted Barbaresco. Bric Mentina is an estate bottling from this excellent producer and pushes me to be a bit more poetic than I can usually muster.
This Barbaresco has a Buddha-like simplicity, yet
it also holds a rich earthen depth. On the surface,
this Nebbiolo-based wine radiates fresh cherry, strawberry,
and persimmon; Underneath, it spools into gravel, underbrush
and long- burnt trees. Aromas of roses and chrysanthemum rise
upwards, and a whiff of something more, something
not quite corporeal.
Yeah, I said I was going to hit you with poetry. Didn’t say it was going to rhyme. Or be any good.