Coppo Camp du Rouss, Barbera d'Asti, DOCG, Italy, 2014
"A ripe, fruity style, this shows black cherry, plum, leather and earth flavors, with ample tannins lining the fresh finish. Needs a little air, so decant. Drink now."
Barbera d'Asti, Italy
The vineyard manager, and original caretaker for these vines on behalf of the Coppo family, had a very pronounced head of red hair, or in Piedmontese, “camp du rouss”. Camp du Rouss is a 100% Barbera d’Asti grown in selected hillside vineyards and harvested in September. After fermentation, 20% of the wine is aged in new barriques for a period of 12 months.
Textbook Barbera aromas of crushed cherry and wild berry jam, with intense spice notes. Notes of leather and herbs, a hint of smoke. Bright and luscious with soft tannins. Fine, well-structured, and long-lasting.
Bruschetta, cured meats and cheeses, roast beef or a variety of grilled proteins with rich wine sauces.