‘Leda’ Truffle Hunter Barbera d’Asti
We have spent a lot of time seeking out a range of wines from Piemonte that delivers this kind of value for money – we have always believed a good Barolo does not need to cost $200+ if you know where to look, but we are happy to let you be the judge. The Bosio winery is located in the heart of the premium Langhe district and is now run by third generation Luca (though father Valter is never far away – meeting these guys is a little like something out of a 70s mafia movie!). The wines are elegant and expressive – classic Piemonte, and not a fugazi to be found…
This is a delightful medium-bodied wine that is a real crowd-pleaser. With plenty of ripe red fruit flavours and soft tannins, it has a smooth and supple mouthfeel that works equally well with or without food.
This wine is named after second generation Valter’s beloved truffle dog Leda. Truffle hunting is part and parcel of rural life in this part of the country and in true Italian tradition, only dogs are to be used – a talented truffle dog is a source of enormous pride! If you ever find yourself in Piemonte at the right time of year, make sure you make time to go out truffle hunting – it is truly unique experience.
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