Description: The De Forville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. This wine is very accessible, but also age-worthy. After receiving sufficient bottle age, it develops the complex aromas of fruit, earth and flowers that can only result from wines that are vinified in the traditional manner. Full of red berries (currants and cherries) with leathery tannins on the finish, it's packed with fruit and drinking extremely well today.
Food pairing: Truffles, beef (braised, grilled, roasted or stewed), full flavored cheese, game, lamb, etc.