Quattro Mani Barbera 2012
Quattro Mani, or “four hands,” showcases celebrity Italian winemakers who express the character and strength of Italy’s rich viticultural heritage, interpreted through their unique personalities. These winemakers were selected for their skill in allowing vineyards to speak through the wine, reflecting the belief that the essence of a region can be best expressed through its traditional wines. Quattro Mani wines are produced from estate-grown fruit using sustainable agriculture, and are bottled at the source. Quattro Mani Barbera is crafted by the skilled winemaker Danilo Drocco who has been described as "One of the great names of Piedmontese Winemaking" by Robert Parker. This wine is brimming with bright fruit and soft spices. A slight earthy note in the middle adds depth. It is simple enough to enjoy with a bowl of pasta and just complex enough to pair with a variety of Italian cheeses and cured meats.