03 February 2008

Sunbeams & Mounbè

[bottle]Bellotti “Cascina degli Ulivi” 2005 Barbera “Mounbè” (Piedmont) – Soft but still somewhat wild, with huge red fruit married to shocking acidity. Long, gorgeous, and intense. A stunning throwback to an almost-lost style of barbera, but breathtakingly of-the-moment as well. In other words, neither traditionalist nor modernist could fault this wine. Wow. (1/08)


Anonymous said...

3 years later, still the same power and acidity

thor iverson said...

If only I'd had the patience to keep any. *sigh*