Scarpa 2011 Barbera d’Asti Superiore La Bogliona
Aromas of baked plum, scorched earth, leather and balsamic notes slowly appear in the glass. On the smooth, full-bodied palate, polished tannins support ripe Marasca cherry, mature blackberry, orange zest and tobacco. It closes on a salty note.
Tasted last year for Wine Enthusiast by Italian editor Kerin O’Keefe.