Barbaresco "Tettineive", Scarpa
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Barbaresco "Tettineive", Scarpa - 1988

Item # 38485 750mL
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The Scarpa estate has been making wine since it was founded in 1854. This age-worthy Barbaresco is ready to be enjoyed today.

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Staff Pick Notes

Here's a great example of the food and wine pairing adage "what grows together goes together." After the flavor odyssey of eating a fresh white truffle from Piemonte shaved over a ribeye steak you find yourself left with a last glass of this silky smooth Barbaresco, what should you do? Finish off the evening with a Robiola di Roccaverano, a raw goat's milk cheese from Piemonte, dabbed with raw honey and the last crumbles of the truffle. I normally lean toward pairing crisp white wines with softer, younger cheeses like Robiola, but this Barbaresco is in a real sweet spot right now and carried wonderfully through the very end of the meal. The earthy combo of the truffle, the wine, and the cheese really hit a regional pairing home run!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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